Poll: Do You Support Wine Sales and Sampling in Veterans Memorial Park?
Avon Lake is considering a one-day permit to allow wine sampling and sales at the Avon Lake Wine Festival.
It’s not a done deal: serving and drinking alcohol in a city park. City leaders are looking for feedback on whether residents think this is a good idea.
Council is currently reviewing an ordinance that will allow, for one day only (July 13) for wine to be sold and drank in Veterans Memorial Park in Avon Lake.
The reason? Sales and tasting of 2 oz. samples, and sales of full, unopened bottles of wine are expected to be part of a fist ever city-supported wine festival in the park.
Current law prohibits the drinking and selling of any alcohol on city property or in any city building.
The festival will be organized and run by the Avon Lake Waterfront L.L.C., which Councilman Dan Bucci said is assuming all costs for the festival. Bucci is a member of the group, which is hosting three 4 p.m. to dusk Friday festivals at the park in hopes of supporting local businesses.
Bucci is the chairman of the city’s Economic Development Committee.
While most of council has signaled support for the event, Councilman Larry Meiners has said he will not support it since the city ordinance has prohibited alcohol in parks for years.
Do you have an opinion on the festival? Do your support or opposed the selling and sampling of wine in Veterans Park at the wine festival? Take our poll and leave a (civil) comment after the story. Please adhere to our terms of service and refrain from personal attacks, which will be promptly removed.