WALLA WALLA — Beer at Jumpin’ Jellybeanz?
OK, says the City Council. Just not when the kids are around, please.
Four weeks after unanimously voting against allowing alcohol to a business designed for children, the Council unanimously approved allowing beer and wine at Jumpin’ Jellybeanz.
At their May 28 meeting, the Council was vehemently against mixing the two.
At a request to reconsider hearing Wednesday, co-owner Alisha Cunha told the Council she and her husband have no intention of selling alcohol during normal operating hours.
Beer in can or bottles will only be offered to adults who rent the bouncy-castle facility for private functions, Cunha said.
“We get passed up a lot because we don’t have beer as an option at after-hour events, and it is an income that we honestly need at this point to be able to stay open,” she added.
The permit will now go to the State Liquor Control Board. If approved, it will allow sales both after and during normal operating hours.
Alfred Diaz can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 526-8325.