City to allow Queensbury Hotel to serve alcohol in City Park for convention – Glens Falls Post-Star

GLENS FALLS — The Common Council has authorized the serving of alcohol in City Park for the first time, on a limited, one-time basis, to help The Queensbury Hotel recruit a major conference.

The ability to set up a vendors show where alcohol would be served for a few hours on one afternoon in City Park would place the hotel among the top one or two of about seven properties bidding to host the multiday New York State Telecommunications Association conference in June 2018, said Tyler Herrick, the hotel’s general manager.

“This could be $7,000 to $10,000 in sales tax just in that three-day period,” Herrick said.

The vendor show would be held under a tent in a roped-off area that only conference attendees and hotel staff could enter.

“It would be a private event in an enclosed area that we would cordoned off,” Herrick said.

The Common Council unanimously approved the request, contingent on the hotel filing a formal application and getting any necessary state Liquor Authority permits.

The authorization applies only to this specific instance.

It is the first time the city has authorized serving alcohol in the city-owned section of City Park.

Serving alcohol in the Crandall Trust-owned section of City Park is prohibited under language in the will of Henry Crandall, who donated the land to the trust.

In 2013, the Common Council and city Recreation Commission voiced opposition, without taking formal votes, on a proposal to sell beer to the public in City Park during a summer concert series.

The concert promoter later dropped the proposal.

In other action at the Common Council meeting on Tuesday:

The Common Council discussed

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