At least for now, Cape Girardeau city leaders will not limit the amount of businesses that have liquor licenses.
A Tuesday study session with city council members covered the possibility of putting a cap on the number of liquor licenses allowed in the city.
Councilwoman Debra Tracy brought up the idea because, she said, some residents living in the downtown area are concerned about more liquor driven businesses opening up.
The council discussed the idea for about 30 minutes, but other council members did not want to pursue limiting the number of licenses. However, the majority did want to look at other casino towns to see what limits they have in place.
Downtown business owners have mixed thoughts about a cap on liquor licenses. Kevin Schearf, owner of River Front Antiques, said he doesn't feel strongly either way, but says he always encourages new business.