Millennial Park’s future with alcohol sales on hold for now

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BR Proud News) – Wednesday’s East Baton Rouge Metro Council voted to delay Millennial Park’s rezoning request with that portion of the meeting ending with a heated exchange.

After the nearly two hour discussion both sides had to be escorted out of the building.

“The truth has a place in this world, but it’s not in his life. It’s all lies he flip flops the whole time, no integrity” said Todd Bidwell, creator of a website opposing the rezoning.

Wednesday, the Metro-Council voted to defer the request, hearing neighbors concerns, but ultimately looking at safety. The deferral allows the owner to come back before the council and present a new plan.

“With those 30 days, we’re going to go for CAB-1 which will be 50 percent alcohol sales, 50 percent food sales and we’ll move forward from there” said owner of Millennial Park, Cameron Jackson.

The rezoning drew opposition after neighbors complained the music was too loud and people were parking on their grass. They say, alcohol sales will only bring trouble.

“What bothers me more than anything is Cam Jackson going to the mic and straight up telling lies to the council” said Bidwell.

The owner said, despite negative comments, he’s getting to work with a new timeline ahead of him.

“Whatever steps we have to take, you know that the board told us. We’re going to take them so we can continue to be successful and do what we need to do” said Jackson.

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