Miami Shores to expand alcohol offerings

Wine, liquor permits hope to attract more business

By Melanie Yingst -

TROY — The city of Troy’s Board of Park Commissioners approved to expand the Miami Shores Golf Course alcohol options on Tuesday.

The request was approved during a joint park board and recreation board meeting at City Hall. President Alan Kappers, Susan Westfall and Jordan Emerick attended as well as recreation board member Eric Herman.

Director of golf Kyler Booher requested the board expand liquor license options so the facility could attract more golfers and events than their current D-1 beer sales only license. Booher said expanding the wine, spirits and liquor options would include Sunday sales. He said expanding the offering to current patrons could appeal to more new groups such as women golfers and other social groups. Booher said the golf course could also market itself to hosting more meetings and events once the renovations to the clubhouse are completed.

Board member Jordan Emerick asked what other golf courses did in regards to their alcohol offerings. Booher said each golf course is different — from allowing patrons to bring their own adult beverages to full bar services.

Booher will apply for Sunday liquor sales and other permits. He said he would apply for the permits, which would allow the golf course to sell alcohol until 1 a.m., but has no plans to operate that late. The costs of the permits is expected to be approximately $2,000.

The board unanimously approved the request. City council does not have input in the matter.

The board also approved instituting winter rates for the Miami Shores Golf Course. Booher said the rates are the reduction of the daily greens fees. Cart rates for members will stay the same. The winter rates are as follows:

Walking rates — 9 holes: $11; 18 holes: $16; 18 holes weekend before 1 p.m.: $20

Riding rates — 9 holes: $18; 18 holes weekday before 1 p.m.: $23; 18 holes weekday after 1 p.m.: $20; 18 holes weekend before 1 p.m.: $26; 18 holes weekend after 1 p.m: $23.

Booher also updated the boards about the clubhouse renovation. Some of the exterior block walls of the pro shop and other areas had to be rebuilt. Director of Public Service and Safety Patrick Titterington said the work has not added more costs to the project to date.

Previous board action includes:

• Board approved the Troy Senior Citizen Center’s request to build a shed on the south side of the center.

• The board approved to list a 0.3 of an acre area as surplus at Archer Park. The minimum bid is $1,500 plus the cost of the survey.

• The board discussed repairing or selling Waco Park and Trinity Park at its Sept. 5 meeting.

President Kappers suggested putting a new park office building in the capital improvements budget requests and replacing the 1999 truck. Park Superintendent Jeremy Drake said he has plans and an estimate for a new pole barn, which would include a new office.

Wine, liquor permits hope to attract more business

By Melanie Yingst