Irvington commission ‘pops the cork’ on designated outdoor refreshment areas

AnnGardner Eubank

by AnnGardner Eubank

IRVINGTON—Irvington guests and residents could begin to look forward to the town’s own “Bourbon Street” following the planning commission’s recent discussion regarding a new statewide ABC liquor license available to towns and non-profits.

Commission member Albert Pollard explained details about the license for the town’s consideration.

“There is a new type of liquor license that was created by the state which is a designated outdoor refreshment area. A locality can designate up to 16 events, and each event can last up to three days, for alcohol to be consumed in the streets and to be carried from one ABC licensed establishment to another or to a non-ABC license holding location,” Pollard informed the commission on January 4.

Pollard added that the license does not permit non-licensed establishments to sell alcohol regardless of the outdoor refreshment area designations.

Zoning administrator Justin Nelson said he conducted a preliminary survey….

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