Akron City Council is taking time to look at a Copley Road business applying for a liquor license after introducing legislation on it last week.
Ward 4 Councilman Russel Neal Jr tells AkronNewsNow.com why he is opposed to the liquor permit.
"I had put in opposition to the liquor permit because I was concerned that the business was a carry-out ,where people could purchase alcohol and carry it out," Neal said.
"It's my understanding that the business is supposed to be a private club," so I'm looking to get some clarification on that."
Councilman Neal is opposing the application submitted by The Members Only Lounge 7 LLC, doing business as Ocean Blue Nu.
Neal says that by putting in the request for opposition, the city could have a hearing with the state before deciding on whether or not the business should carry a liquor license.
Pastor Eugene Norris of Mountain of the Lord Fellowship on Copley Road says he's opposed to the business because of the volume of permits in the area.
"When you have certain types of businesses concentrated in one area, that 's what I have a problem with," Norris said.
"If you look at the numbers we probably have the highest volume of sales of alcohol right in that cluster in the state of Ohio."
Both Pastor Norris and Councilman Neal says there are quality of life issues to look at in terms of the business and the residents of Ward 4.
The application is now pending before the Division of Liquor Control.