Hare Krishnas oppose liquor license

A Hare Krishna temple in the Central West End is opposing a liquor license sought by a business planning a nearby restaurant.

The Hare Krishnas abstain from alcohol and said a liquor license so near their temple might violate state law. St. Louis Excise Commissioner Bob Kraiberg said he would look into their legal concerns and issue a decision on the license within a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, representatives of the temple and the restaurant plan to meet to discuss possible compromises.