There's no sign of bad blood or harsh words between the owners of Dixon Road Blues Cafe and the Primrose United Methodist Church.
They simply disagree.
"We have enough challenges in this area already that have associations with alcohol and drugs, we don't need one that close to children that are going to be growing up looking at the blues," said Pastor Clayton Bulice.
Bulice said 175 people have signed a petition opposing the restaurant's request with the Alcohol Beverage Control Division. Of those, 75 are members of his church.
The restaurant's manager said customers want to be able to enjoy a drink and watch a live jazz band.
"The majority of the people that come in here are just literally dying for us to a get a permit or license," said Larry Evans, restaurant manager.
He said the cafe has collected 120 signatures in support of their effort.
The house of worship and the cafe are about a quarter mile apart from each other in Union Township.
Evans said the restaurant owners will file their permit request with the ABC board later this month.
The restaurant opened its doors in early December 2012.