When Wrigley Field’s outdoor plaza opens at long last, it will serve beer and wine at hyper-specific and varied hours, according to a Sunday announcement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Rahm and Ald. Tom Tunney (44th), Wrigleyville’s alderman, have both put their support behind this plan, enshrined in a labyrinthine new package of regulations going up for a vote in City Council this month. “This agreement is a win for the Chicago Cubs and their fans, and a win for the neighbors who live near Wrigley Field,” Rahm said in a statement.
In other words, it’s a compromise between locals (who don’t want Wrigleyville to get too rambunctious, even though that ship has frankly sailed) and the Ricketts family, owners of the Cubs and the plaza (who want to sell booze basically all the time, because… money). (READ MORE HERE)
Nothing mentioning a reduction in beer prices but…there’s always next year? Wait, what? – @marconibologna