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Game room proposal on hold for now

Members of the Leadwood Board of Alderpersons voted 3-0 at last week’s board meeting to table a request submitted by the owner of Leadwood Resale for a business license to open an arcade and game room-type facility at the rear of the store.

The owner of Leadwood Resale did not attend the meeting.

Prior to the vote, Mayor-Pro-Tem Charlie Lewis asked board members if they wanted to postpone taking action on the issue since the shop owner was not present.

Lewis said he is unsure if the topic will come up again at a later date.

A public hearing on the proposal was scheduled for right before the board meeting. It was held.

A visitor in the audience raised concerns about the hours of operation for the proposed game room. Someone else in the audience asked if the facility’s activities would be supervised, if the request for the license was approved. Lewis said supervision would have to be provided with that type of establishment.

Board members discussed the game room proposal at the city’s April 20 meeting. 

The original business license application for Leadwood Resale did not include any mention of adding a game room. The owner of the business approached the city with the plan to add the facility roughly one week after submitting the original application.

Located at the site of the old Ernie’s Market, Leadwood Resale, 313 Station St., occupies a building that includes a residential structure and the facility that once housed the market. The City of Leadwood has no other resale shops and no game rooms.

In other business, the board voted 3-0 to set the date for the town’s annual citywide yard sale for July 25.

Lewis said maps indicating the addresses where all of the yard sales will be taking place will be available at various locations in the city including at the Dollar General store, 425 Hunt St., and at the BP service station, 424 Hunt.

All Leadwood residents are invited to participate. Yard sale permits are required. There is no charge for a permit. For more information, call city hall at 573-562-7125.

Clementine Carbery is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3616 or

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