Council continues decision on ice arena beer sales |

Council continues decision on ice arena beer sales

The City Council held off making a decision about beer sales at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena Tuesday.

The council pushed back a decision on alcohol sales at the arena to allow the city to do further investigation on the matter, Mayor Tom Davis said.

In January, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control determined Tahoe Sports Entertainment is not entitled to a permit to sell alcohol because of its operating agreement with the city.

City Attorney Patrick Enright has recommended the council remove the revenue from alcohol sales from the city’s contract with TSE to allow the ice arena to continue to sell beer.

The ice arena is allowed to sell alcohol under an interim permit for several more months, Davis said. The city will not collect receipts from the sale of beer at the ice arena, a small percentage of total revenue, under the temporary license, Davis said.

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