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The Edge Coffeehouse and Valentine Nails seek Jonesboro City Council approval to sell alcohol

The Edge Coffeehouse
The Edge Coffeehouse
The Edge Coffeehouse

A nail salon and a coffeehouse in Jonesboro, once owned by an embattled former elected county official, are asking the local city council for permission to sell alcohol.

The Jonesboro Sun reports that the council may discuss an ordinance on July 19 that would allow the new owners of The Edge Coffeehouse to receive a private club permit so they can sell alcohol.

The business near A-State was once owned by former Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday, but was closed and auctioned off after he was arrested in 2020 on embezzlement charges. Monette-based company Assisting Others, Inc. bought the business during the auction.

The permit will require three public readings before getting approved by the council.

Another request to sell alcohol expected to be taken up for its second reading will be for Valentine Nails salon. Current ordinances allow for private club permits to be sold to those that are selling food.

City Attorney Carol Duncan told the council on July 5 that the request is similar to some national hair care chains that allow alcohol sales. The Alcohol Beverage Control board says if no food is sold at the salon, the only ones allowed in the business would be those over 21.

The city council is reviewing the current ordinances and wanting to compare them to other cities in the state to see which revisions may be needed. They are requesting the owners appear at the council meeting to explain their plan.

If the ordinance is approved, Valentine Nails will be the first and only nail salon in Jonesboro to sell alcohol.

A Northeast Arkansas native from Wynne, I’ve been involved with radio for about 15 years. I got my Bachelor of Arts degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where I also served as an award-winning News Director for 2 years at KSWH-LP.