Ald. Tunney introduces revised Wrigley plaza ordinance

One day after Wrigleyville community leaders put their foot down, local Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) formally introduced his compromise plan to regulate an open-air plaza being built next to a renovated Wrigley Field, but the Cubs dismissed it as no compromise at all.

The ordinance that Tunney introduced at Wednesday’s City Council meeting creates a new license that would pave the way for “limited alcohol sales in conjunction with” Cubs games and stadium concerts.

It would limit liquor sales on the plaza to beer and wine; regulate the “points of sale”; mandate security measures; and establish strict noise limits.

“We have to keep safety at the forefront when considering large venues and event spaces like this. I believe we have reached a good compromise to get things moving on the plaza while ensuring community protections,” Tunney was quoted as saying in a press release.

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