Medina will decide whether alcoholic beverages allowed at outdoor blues concerts

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 April 2022 at 9:55 am

MEDINA – The Village Board expects to decide at its April 25 meeting whether it will allow alcohol to be served during blues concerts on Thursday evenings at State Street Park.

The Orleans Renaissance Group is organizing the concerts over five weeks from July 7 to Aug. 4. The group has modified its application to village to include alcoholic drinks from Leonard Oakes Estate Winery and 810 Meadworks.

The board wants to see permits from the State Liquor Authority before deciding whether the village will give its OK.

The board on Monday was notified April 29 will be the annual Arbor Day celebration with third-graders joining village officials for a tree-planting at 10 a.m. on West Avenue.

Jim Hancock, chairman of Medina’s Tourism Committee, said a new kiosk is coming to the Canal Basin. Takeform is giving it a new, modern look and will highlight Medina attractions and events. A grant could help with the expense, he said.