San Marcos: Small business denied CUP to serve alcohol at P&Z

On Nov. 13, the Planning and Zoning Commission denied small business owner Nelson Riley a conditional use permit that would allow for the sale of alcohol at 1504 Aquarena Springs Dr.

Riley planned to turn the lot into an Eskimo Hut, a convenience store that sells daiquiris at a drive-thru window. But concerns by city staff and the San Marcos Police Cheif over the sale of alcohol through a drive-thru was a determining factor in its denial.

So why was the CUP denied when other businesses, like HEB, provide this exact business model to its consumers?

Let’s find out…

Music by Lee Rosevere

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