The Crossville City Council passed an ordinance on first reading that would allow alcohol to be served on city property. According to Mayor James Mayberry, he says the permit-based process would operate through the city’s Beer Board.
“We’re getting a lot of activity downtown at our amphitheater, concert series, and so on and so forth putting requests to serve alcohol. We have approved that with the restrictions that they have a licensed bartender, and they would also have to have event insurance.” Mayberry stated. He also said he sees the opportunity as an important factor to have a vibrant downtown and at the same time, that alcohol consumption would help draw younger visitors.
Mayberry said businesses, private individuals, or event hosts would be able to apply for permits. Mayberry said with a few special called meetings planned, he thinks the ordinance could be fully adopted in about a month’s time.