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Mar 28, 2013 8:29 AM by AP

Baton Rouge council OKs alcohol sales at parks

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposal to allow alcohol sales at Baton Rouge parks cruised through the Metro Council.

The Advocate reports the proposal to allow alcohol sales at public parks creates a special class of parish alcohol license for Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission.

Under the new ordinance approved Wednesday, BREC facilities will be able to apply for a "Class P" license and can serve alcohol between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight, seven days per week.

BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight said earlier this week that only three golf courses would operate regular alcohol sales in concert with their clubhouse restaurants.

McKnight says BREC intends to secure licenses for about 26 other venues, but alcohol would be offered at those facilities only in connection with special events.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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