There's nothing like spending a summer day at the lake shore and having a cold beer while you're there. The state of Indiana has decided to allow alcohol sales at Indiana Dunes State Park's pavilion area despite local opposition to the measure.

According to the Indiana Economic Digest, the bill passed by the Indiana state house and senate,

allows the Department of Natural Resources to obtain "state park" alcohol permits, for any or all of its parks, without having to follow most of the procedures typically required to get state permission to sell beer, wine or liquor — including local review.

Developer Pavilion Partners last year twice was denied an alcohol sales permit by the Porter County Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

So enjoy that daytrip to Indiana Dunes and the park's pavilion with some adult beverages.

[Indiana Economic Digest]

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