On Wednesday, Aug. 28, the Richfield City Council will conduct a second reading of an ordinance amendment that would allow people to drink alcohol at the Richfield Ice Arena.
According to council documents, the City has pursued “special legislation allowing the issuance of on-sale wine and malt liquor licenses for beverage sales at the Arena.”
Because the ice arena is now home to the Minnesota Magicians, a tier 2 hockey team, the City thinks that selling beer and wine at games may attract a larger audience.
The legislature will consider enacting a bill in 2014. Until then, an amendment to the current city ordinance regarding liquor sales in public parks will have to do. If the second reading of the amendment is approved this week, the new rule allowing the sale of liquor at the arena will go into effect Oct. 5.
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