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Wheaton Commission to Consider Liquor License for 7-Eleven

The Wheaton City Council recently approved a new Class S liquor license, which now allows convenience stores to apply for liquor licenses in Wheaton.

The Wheaton Liquor Control Commission will consider granting a liquor license to a convenience store during a meeting this week. 

Denant II Corp. is requesting a Class S liquor licence for its 7-Eleven convenience store at 1277 E. Butterfield Road in Wheaton, according to a city documents. The Class S Liquor License is a classification that was recently created by the city council, which allows convenience stores to sell liquor. 

The Class S License permits convenience stores to sell packaged alcohol, consisting of beer, wine and spirits, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday, according to a city of Wheaton council highlights e-mail. 

The Chicago Tribune reports that before the city council approved the new license during it's March 3 meeting, liquor could only be sold in stores that had over 10,000-square feet, "such as Walgreens and CVS." 

The Liquor Control Commission will also consider this Thursday applications submitted by the Wheaton Park Distirct for special events liquor licenses for three summer events: Jazz Fest of Wheaton, Wheaton’s Wine and Cultural Arts Festival, and Wheaton Brew Fest. 

All three events will be held in Memorial Park. Jazz Fest of Wheaton will be held on Saturday, June 28, from 3 to 10 p.m.; Brew Fest will be held on Saturday, August 2, from noon to 4:30 p.m.; and Wheaton’s Wine and Cultural Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, September 20, from noon to 6 p.m.

If the liquor licenses are approved during the Thursday meeting, the city council will then review the applications during its May 19 meeting. 

The Wheaton Liquor Control Commission meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the city council chambers, 303 West Wesley St.

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