Minneapolis weighs changes to alcohol rules at its newest park
Picnics in Minneapolis parks have all the usual fixings: sandwiches, fruit, maybe some pretzels.
But many people noshing while watching a movie in the park or listening to a concert at a band shell also bring liquid contraband, barely disguised. There’s someone swigging from a beer, its label concealed in a can koozie, someone else sipping wine poured from a Thermos.
Drinking on the sly may not be necessary at Minneapolis’ newest park, the Commons in front of U.S. Bank Stadium, if a proposal to allow parkgoers to bring their own booze during certain events prevails at City Hall.