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Owners of a Flint restaurant expect to open a similar one in downtown Fenton this summer.

 On Monday, May 24, Fenton City Council voted unanimously to support a liquor license transfer request at the recommendation of

Fenton Police Chief Jason Slater. The Michigan Liquor Control Commission will do its own investigation and it has ultimate say on the transfer.

 Owners of a proposed Latin street food restaurant and Tequila bar, XOLO Fenton, requested to transfer ownership of an escrowed 2020 Class C and SDM license with Sunday sales permit (PM), and a dance-entertainment permit from Skypoint Entertainment, LLC. The owners also are requesting a new outdoor service area with Sunday sales (AM) permit.

 XOLO Fenton, LLC will be the license owner at 111 S. LeRoy Street. This 2,000-square-foot restaurant will occupy one of the five units on the first floor at the north end of the 111 Building. The owners are Spencer Ruegsegger of Grand Blanc and Philip Shaltz of Fenton Township.

 XOLO Fenton will operate Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The primary menu will consist of nachos, tacos, salads and desserts. Acoustic live entertainment is planned for a couple days per week.

 A Class C liquor license will allow for the service and consumption of beer, wine and spirits on the licensed premises.

 The owners currently own two other restaurants in the Flint area, XOLO of Flint and The Eberson. The existing liquor licenses in both locations are in good standing with the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

 Slater told City Council that he completed a background investigation of the owners and the results showed no history of any criminal conviction or recent driving-related infraction that would impede a successful transfer per XOLO Fenton, LLC’s request

 The Fenton United Methodist Church provided no objections.

 Fenton Fire Chief Bob Cairnduff said there would be no fire code issues with this property. The layout of the proposed outdoor service area is pending.

Spencer Ruegsegger of Grand Blanc and business partner Philip Shaltz of Fenton Township asked and received support from Fenton City Council to transfer a liquor license for their restaurant XOLO of Fenton, which will be going in at the north end of the new 111 Building in downtown Fenton this summer. The Michigan Liquor Control Commission requires local support for the transfer but has ultimate say. 

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