Shoppers at Crossroads Market in Green Lake soon may be able to shop and sip after the Green Lake City Council approved an open-container license for the grocery store Monday.
Shoppers at Crossroads Market in Green Lake soon may be able to shop and sip after the Green Lake City Council approved an open-container license for the grocery store Monday.

Area residents soon may be able to sit down, sip a beer and ... shop for groceries?

Crossroads Market in Green Lake requested licenses from the city this week to sell open-container beer and wine.

“We’re just trying to get the paperwork and the licensing kind of on track. That’s why we presented the resolution [Monday],” Crossroads General Manager Mark Anderson said.

The Green Lake City Council approved the request during its meeting Monday — but not before a few members had some questions.

“Did you say to allow the sale of open containers?” Ald. George King asked Clerk Barb Dugenske. “... To  be consumed only on the property, then?”

“While you’re grocery shopping?” Ald. Diana Galster-Kinas added.

Luckily, Anderson was on hand to answer concerns.

“It’s kind of a growing trend,” he told the council. “There’s stores throughout Milwaukee that do it. Other stores throughout the state, actually, do this.”

Read more about the council's actions Monday evening in the Feb. 16, 2017 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.