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Buddy Holly Recreational Area to Allow Event Alcohol Sales

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Some groups using the Buddy Holly Recreational Area will soon be able to sell alcohol at events.

Prior to Thursday morning’s Lubbock City Council meeting, the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages is allowed at the Wells Fargo Amphitheater, the American Museum of Agriculture, the Wind Power Center, and the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza.

Fiestas Del Llano, Inc. requested to hold their event Fiestas Patrias at the Buddy Holly Recreational Area, located at North University and Cesar Chavez Drive. The event, which commemorates the 16th of September holiday, offers the sale and consumption of alcohol along with food, games, cultural activities, and live music.

“That area where the pavilions are, the city spent some years ago, if I remember correctly, a little over three million dollars to develop it as an outdoor festival area,” District 1 Councilman Victor Hernandez said.

Hernandez continued, saying “This is just another step in the development of that area for outdoor festival events.”

The council originally considered a much larger area of the grounds to allow sales and consumption in, but Hernandez offered a compromise confining the activity to the northeast portion of the grounds, after Mayor Tom Martin said he would not support the measure with the original boundaries. The area to allow alcohol sales will be fenced in.

Alcohol sales will be restricted to events only, and will require a review of all alcohol permits by the City of Lubbock’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

The council approved the second and final reading of the ordinance 6 to 1, District 4 Councilman Paul Beane dissenting.

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