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Locals Launch Petition to Reverse BYOB Ban at Yards Park Concert Series

by Tim Regan — May 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

Yards Park Concert Series, photo via Joe Flood : FlickrMore than a thousand locals have put their names behind a petition to reinstate the bring-your-own-booze policy at this year’s Yards Park Concert Series.

“The Capitol Riverfront BID has made the decision to ban concert goers from bringing their own beer (BYOB) or wine to the event,” the petition reads. “Instead, the concerts will be now be exclusively sponsored by Corona and Modelo and all will be required to purchase beer and wine from them.  Backpacks and coolers will be searched.”

The BID announced its decision to ban outside alcoholic beverages in a newsletter sent out last Thursday.

“Please take a minute and tell the Capitol Riverfront BID to reverse this decision,” the petition continues. “Not only will this decision negatively impact this very popular community event, it will hurt the local brewers and surrounding business frequented by concert goers.”

So far, more than 1,150 people have signed the online petition.

Photo via Flickr / Joe Flood

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