Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, January 25, 2008

Xavier Newswire: Norwood restaurateur wants X.U.’s liquor license

The latest edition of the Xavier Newswire has an in depth interview with Will DeLuca, owner of the prominent Betta’s restaurant on Montgomery Rd., that describes his rocky relationship with the university. At issue is a verbal agreement Mr. DeLuca claims he had with unnamed Xavier officials regarding the liquor license Xavier controls as a result of their purchase of the Norwood Café. He says that by his selling the former Center City Collision property on Montgomery Rd. to Xavier instead of accepting other offers he had received, the officials “made a verbal agreement that Xavier would later help him with parking and would try to sell the liquor license to DeLuca.” Elizabeth Blume, Director of the Community Building Institute, explains why the university is not prepared to part with the liquor license.