The liquor license transfer that Somerset Borough Council approved Monday night was from Grace's Tavern, 2934 Whistler Road, Stoystown.
Grace L. Charlton owns the establishment that is closed, according to the Somerset County Tax Assessment Bureau.
The borough council approved the transfer to Bad Boyz Bistro, a restaurant that will open at 363 West Main Street. Bad Boyz Bistro's first location is in Bedford. The bistro is primarily a restaurant. About 80 percent of the business' sales is for food — not alcohol, owner Bryan Speck said at the council meeting.
Borough solicitor John Dirienzo said the next step is taking the resolution to the state for approval.
Somerset Borough Manager Benedict G. Vinzani Jr. said on Tuesday that only liquor license transfers being requested for within the borough from outside of the borough must be voted on by council. Liquor licenses being transferred from a business within the borough to another establishment within the borough do not come before council. The last out of the borough transfer that he recalls was for Ruby Tuesday, located along North Center Avenue.
Stacy Kriedeman, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, said there are currently 17 establishments with liquor licenses in Somerset Borough. That includes restaurants, clubs and eateries. Eateries are allowed to sell beer, but not other alcohol.
"Council was very pleased to assist in the establishment of a new business in Somerset Borough," Vinzani said. "We wish Bad Boyz Bistro well."