Duluth Council May Change Alcohol Laws

One of the changes would allow alcohol to be consumed in Parsons Alley.

Parsons Alley. (Credit: Steve Burns.)
Parsons Alley. (Credit: Steve Burns.)
The Duluth City Council may change city laws regarding alcoholic beverages at its meeting Monday (Dec. 9).

According to the agenda, changes could be made in regulations regarding distances from churches, issuing licenses, and open areas/outdoor consumption.

One of the changes is being considered in response to a downtown Duluth merchant's desire to sell to patrons in Parsons Alley.

In October, Greg Lindquist of Best of Brews on Main Street outlined his desire to sell to patrons in the area behind his business. Since then, the proposed change has gotten a thumbs-up from the city's Alcohol Review Board.

According to the agenda, the change would allow consumption in an "open area" of the alley. That area would be near a small addition that Lindquist is proposing to construct to the back of his building. The "open area" would be leased to Lindquist, but would only allow consumption. Sales would actually have to occur in the building addition.

Lindquist said such a scenario would be desirable for such events as football telecasts.

The City Council is scheduled to meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

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