Fargo City Commission Allows Summit Restaurant to Obtain Liquor License

In a unanimous decision, the Fargo City Commission votes to grant Summit Restaurant and Nightclub a liquor license.

FARGO, ND (KVRR) – In a unanimous decision, the City of Fargo Commission votes to grant Summit Restaurant and Nightclub a liquor license.

“The previous owners in Africa, we had several public safety issues that we were concerned about. And, therefore, this new group, it is a new owner and a new direction. I believe they are well qualified and today was our main concern,” said Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn.

“As far as the investigation into the new owners and the re-opening of this establishment, no, there are no problems, no concerns. I think everyone is happy to see this facility being put in a position where it can get back up and running,” Fargo Police Chief David Zibolski said.

According to police records, dozens of calls were made to the 4500 block of East 7th Avenue where the club is located, for troubles including fights, drunk drivers and a former bouncer who was murdered while working.

“We are extremely happy to have been overtaken. All of that,” said Zibolski

The former owners 518 Properties are now the owners of the new Summit Restaurant and Nightclub.

Security measures will be increased under the new owner, but they stress that they do not want to cater to the clientele that used to frequent this place and that they want it to remain a place of entertainment for the public.

“We don’t plan to change much other than making sure safety is the number one priority. Have an aspect of our own security. In addition, we will hire professional security guards. We always want to have fun. So there will be a metal detector and an ID scanner when you enter. So we plan to make sure it’s a safe and fun environment,” said Summit Restaurant & Nightclub co-owner Tyler Brandt.

The owners plan to open on New Year’s Day if not before.

Aurora J. William