City doesn't want new bar in old spot

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By Todd Martin

The city of Shelbyville is attempting to take a stand against bars downtown.

At last week’s City Council meeting, members approved a resolution that supported denying a retail beer license to a bar trying to open at 616 Main Street, the former location of Halftime Bar & Grill.

This is the first time the city has adopted such a resolution, Mayor Tom Hardesty said.

“I can’t think of it happening another time in my 30 years of being associated with the city,” he said.

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