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Scotty’s Deli to offer beer, wine


A Grand Forks deli will start selling beer and wine.

The Grand Forks City Council recently approved a Class 3 liquor license for Scotty’s Deli, which allows the restaurant at 1113 S. Washington St. to sell beer and and wine. Co-owner Scott Doyea said he’s not sure what brand the eatery will offer, but he hopes to start serving the alcoholic beverages as soon as possible.

Scott and Christy Doyea opened Scotty’s Deli in October 2015 at the site of the former Pita Pit. Scott Doyea was an owner of Al’s Grill, which closed in 2015 after co-owner Al Decker retired.

The Doyeas wanted to bring back some menu items offered by Al’s and have made the restaurant on Washington their own. Scott Doyea said customers have been requesting beer and wine for some time.

The liquor license does allow for both on-sale and off-sale items.

April Baumgarten

April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, and covers crime and education. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family raises registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college, she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as a city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.

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