Conor Oberst and fellow Omaha musician Phil Schaffart secured the City Council's endorsement Tuesday for a liquor license at their much anticipated Dundee pub.
However, they must meet two conditions — get the needed building permits and promise not to sell single servings of off-sale alcohol.
The musicians leased the former Pageturners Used Books store at 5004 Dodge St. and plan to call the space the Pageturners Lounge.
Schaffart said the space would be a bar, not a live music venue. He anticipated it would be several months before the lounge opens.
The president of the Dundee-Memorial Park Neighborhood Association wrote to the council to express concerns about parking, loud music and single-serving, off-sale alcohol sales linked to the cocktail lounge.
Sean Kelley, the bar's attorney, offered assurances that the site would not be a loud live music venue and would have space for only roughly 50 people.
Council member Chris Jerram abstained from the license vote, which otherwise received unanimous approval.
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