The Alcohol Control Commission met this week to discuss a number of establishments requesting a pouring license in the city of Rome.
Soni 2022 Inc., 611 Shorter Avenue
The application of Mr. Bipinchandra V. Soni, owner and operator of Soni 2022, Inc., 611
Shorter Avenue, was presented. Mr. Soni requested that a new Beer Package License be
issued to him at that location.
Secretary Smith reported this was the former location of a car audio outlet, and there has
not been an alcohol license issued at this site previously. Mr. Soni and Mr. Patel were
present and explained that this establishment will be a convenient store that will be fully
stocked and opened from 6 a.m. to midnight. Monday through Saturday with Sunday
hours yet to be determined. They expect to operate this store with a manager and two
employees. Both Mr. Soni and Mr. Patel have experience operating similar
establishments with alcohol sales in Northwest Georgia. The ACC members inquired
regarding their employee training system. Mr. Patel stated there will be a cash register
system that requires the IDs to be scanned before an alcohol sale can be made. He is also
aware of Rome’s Camera Ordinance regarding convenient stores. Mr. Patel stated that
the store will not initially open with coin-operated amusement machines (COAM) but
could add them in the future.
Mr. Kendrick moved to approve the license request subject to the final inspection and
approval by all required City officials. Mr. Morgan seconded, and the vote was
unanimously in favor.
El Desmadre LLC, 1600 Shorter Avenue, Suite G
The application of Mr. Eriberto Vargas, owner, and operator of El Desmadre LLC, 1600
Shorter Avenue, Suite G, was presented. Mr. Vargas requested that a new Beer and Wine
Pouring License be issued to him at that location.
Secretary Smith stated that this site was the former location of Arabian Nights. Arabian
Nights operated at this location as recently as 2021.