City Council Moves Closer to Liquor on the Beach
By Kevin Robinson in News on May 7, 2010 2:00PM
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There's been some controversy over expanding liquor sales at city beaches, but aldermen see it as an opportunity to improve facilities in some of the city's public parks. 42nd Ward Ald. Brendan Reilly agreed to a venue at Ohio Street Beach if the applicant agrees to build public restrooms as part of the license. "This is an opportunity to address a longstanding concern at that very popular location, a lack of facilities," Reilly told the Tribune. And while it might seem odd to see beer and wine sold at public beaches in Chicago, if you've spent any time in Europe (especially Prague and Budapest) you're aware that liquor consumption isn't the taboo in other cultures that it is in the U.S.. The proposal to expand liquor sales at city beaches now heads to the full council.