Alcohol sales at Switchyard Park OK’d by Bloomington park commissioners

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Looking north towards the main pavilion and stage at Bloomington’s Switchyard Park on Feb. 27, 2020. In early spring, the area around the pavilion, and other parts of the park, will be sodded, according to director of parks and recreation Paula McDevitt. The 4-6 weeks it takes for the sod to take root will make the park ready for 2020’s season of events. (Dave Askins/Square Beacon)

Local alcohol beverage vendors who want to sell beer and wine at Switchyard Park will have a chance to do that on a trial basis this year.

The park, which was a $34-million project funded with tax increment finance revenue, had its grand opening last November.

At its Tuesday meeting this week, the board of park commissioners approved a proposal from parks and recreation staff to use outside vendors to sell alcohol at a limited number of Switchyard Park events in the coming 2020 season. Continue reading “Alcohol sales at Switchyard Park OK’d by Bloomington park commissioners”