WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - An outdoor special events venue is in the works in downtown Wichita Falls, and it now has clearance to serve alcohol.
On Wednesday, city councilors voted to allow the business owners at 806 Travis Street to sell alcohol at events held at their venue, despite them only being 100 feet away from a church.
City ordinance prohibits alcohol sales within 300 feet of a church.
The owner, Alicia Duran, does not want anyone to worry about the possibility of alcohol sales at the venue.
"I think people are getting the misconception that it's going to be a bar," Duran said. "It's going to be just another bar. And that's not the case at all. It's going to be a venue where people can purchase or rent it out to have whatever kind of celebration."
Wichita Falls Baptist Church sent the city a letter of no objection about the exception in the ordinance, adding they are all for the continued growth of downtown.