The California Commerce Club has cleared a major hurdle in its bid to sell alcoholic beverages on its card room floor.
The City Council voted 4-0 Monday to direct the city attorney to draft an amendment to the municipal code that would allow the card club to serve alcohol on the playing floor, said interim City Administrator Bob Williams.
Once the amendment is drafted, it must undergo two public readings before it can be approved. The amendment should win easy approval if no public opposition surfaces, Williams said. The California Commerce Club is the only card club in Los Angeles County that is not permitted to serve alcoholic beverages on its playing floor, Williams said.