Compromise Reached For SF Festivals


SAN FRANCISCO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Thirsty alcohol-inclined festival patrons can breathe a sigh of relief as compromises have been reached for both the Precious Cheese North Beach Festival and the North Beach Jazz Festival, the Mercury News reported.

The compromise which has been reached after an initial May 30 ruling that would have disallowed alcohol sales at Washington Square Park. Officials from the Mayor's office, the San Francisco Police Department and the city Parks Recreations department managed to find common ground that would satisfy all parties.

Officials had wanted to ban alcohol entirely, but Jazz Fest organizers said they would consider canceling their event in wake of the initial ruling and Precious Cheese festival projected to lose 40,000 dollars without alcohol sales.

The compromise will create an 'alcohol free zone' in the western section of the park and people 21 and over will be able to buy alcohol at bear garden concessions and consume it in the eastern portion of park. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers