A hearing scheduled for before a York City Council meeting later this month will help determine whether a future York City restaurant is able to receive a liquor license.

The Iron Horse York bistro, which is going into the first floor of the One MarketWay West building in the northwestern corner of Continental Square downtown, is seeking a license to sell alcohol for consumption on its premises.

The hearing will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17. There's also a regular city council meeting scheduled for that day; council meetings are preceded by public comment for half an hour at 6:30 p.m., and then the council takes up the legislative agenda at 7 p.m. According to the agenda for this Tuesday's meeting, the council on May 17 will consider the testimony from the liquor-license hearing during the normal session that follows it.

The Iron Horse is looking to open in June, The York Dispatch has reported.

The liquor license would be transferred from the Shrewsbury-based HAS Investment Corp., according to the council agenda.

The approximately 100,000-square-foot One MarketWay West building is being transformed into 78,000 square feet of rentable space and a 23,000-square-foot parking garage, according to Trish Will of Yohn Property Management, which is undertaking the development.

The rentable space will have 15 commercial units and 50 residential units. Phase 1, which holds 15 residential units, was completed in March, and all units are occupied.

Phase 2, which will include 23 residential units, is scheduled to be completed this summer, and more than half of the units are already reserved. The final 12 residential units will be completed next spring, Will has said.

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