Last week the Marshall County Alcohol Beverage Commission (ABC) considered the new permit request of The Rees Theatre Inc.

The Rees was seeking a Civic Center permit to serve beer, wine, and liquor.  Speaking for the Rees was co-chairman Randy Danielson.  He discussed the agreement with the city’s Redevelopment Commission to lease the Rees and then sub-lease it back to the Rees for the daily operations, scheduling, and finances. 

City Attorney Sean Surrisi told members of the Marshall County ABC that they have worked with the state and made required revisions to spell out the lease and sublease agreements.  He also said both entities understand that if at any point the sublease is terminated by either side, The Rees would lose their alcohol permit. 

Danielson discussed the various seating arrangements saying for concerts and performances they can sit 225.  For dinners with tables and chairs they can seat 180 and the setup for a seminar would allow 80 to 100 individuals.  He discussed the multi-use facility that will be available for private events and public gatherings and that The Rees is a 501C3.

When asked about daily operations Danielson indicated that they are hiring a House Manager who has experience in the restaurant industry and serving alcohol.  He also said they are hiring an Artistic and Education Director and a Technical Engineer. 

ABC Board member Bryan Howard said The Rees will be an asset not just for Plymouth but for the entire county.   

The Marshall County Alcohol Beverage Commission unanimously approved the new Civic Center Alcohol permit for The Rees.