Bismarck – Your next visit to a retirement community could include something you may not have thought of, a mixed drink.
Plans are in the works for these places in Bismarck to apply for liquor licenses.
This after the City Commission recently approved a modification to the liquor licence ordinance, creating what’s called a Class-T licence for senior facilities.
The licence would allow approved facilities to serve alcohol not only to it’s residents on a regular basis, but also to potential residents and guests of people living at the community.
One — that’s already applied is Touchmark on West Century and we talked to the executive director about it.
“They come from their own homes where they’re used to having a social hour before dinner or having a glass of wine with a meal, having friends over and just because you move, you shouldn’t have to change your lifestyle to do that, and so we’re really answering a need or a want that they’ve brought to us”, said Tabatha Fletcher: Executive Director, Touchmark On Century.
She adds they will have a two drink limit per person and hope to begin serving drinks as soon as their request for a license is granted.