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Park Theater alcohol debate uncorked
City officials weigh options
City attorney Tim Pirtle
McMinnville officials are considering a measure that will broaden the city’s policy to allow alcohol to be sold at public events at city facilities such as Park Theater and the Civic Center. Currently, alcohol is only allowed during private events.“I’ll make a motion to recommend to the full board that alcohol can be sold at public events, subject to applicable state law and any other regulations,” said Alderman Ben Newman during Tuesday night’s Parks and Recreation Committee meeting.Newman says the city won’t be selling the alcohol.“This isn’t saying the city is going to sell alcohol at public events,” he said. “Right now, our policy only allows it at private events or that’s the way it seems to be in our policy.