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Mesker Park Zoo withdraws request to sell alcohol

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Mesker Park Zoo has withdrawn its request to sell alcohol at the zoo.

Zoo Director Amos Morris says since the zoo cut ties with its old concessionaire the alcohol permit has only gotten in the way. He says if they hire a company for a specific event, that company will also have an alcohol permit.

Morris says having two alcohol permits does not work.

"The group that's having the wedding would contract with a concessionaire at the zoo and they can serve the alcohol instead of what we have right now. Without a concessionaire, they have to hire a bartender to come in and serve the alcohol, so they have to have their own permit not our permit," Morris says.

Morris says this situation is only temporary. The zoo will be hiring a new concessionaire before the summer.

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