Friday, members approved a "restaurant" license for two owners planning to merge their businesses under one roof.
Six Strings Bar and the Laugh Comedy Club want to turn a vacant building located in the 300 block of North Main Street into an entertainment venue.
It would be filled with clubs, eateries, and shopping.
While the idea is getting some push-back from people worried about noise and crime, Six Strings owner Dan Rolph says the unique plan only benefits the area.
"To bring what I've got up onto the square and then add all the other features, like a farmers market, food court, all the other things, it just adds to the ambiance and the vitality of the downtown," Rolph explained.
The proposal heads to city council for final approval.
Leaders weigh in on the entertainment food mall next month.