Bibi’s holds Riverwalk Plaza Hispanic Festival

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Bibi’s Restaurant will sponsor the Riverwalk Plaza Hispanic Festival on Sunday, July 14 from 1 to 10 PM

At a recent meeting, Milford City Council approved an alcohol waiver for the Riverwalk Plaza Hispanic Festival. Sponsored by Bibi’s Restaurant, the event was held Sunday, July 14 from 1 PM to 10 PM.

“We are currently in talks with a lieutenant at Milford Police Department about police presence, but we are trying to sell a few beers, margaritas, maybe some pina coladas,” RJ Rodriguez said. “We had kid’s inflatables and entertainment at the festival.”

According to information posted on the Bibi Restaurant Facebook page, the festival featured Hispanic artists including Beto Guzman, Mimoso Luis Antonio, Kikin Y Los Astros, Jay Height 2 and more. There were identification checks at entry points with wristbands provided to those that are 21 and older.

“Typically, when we do these waivers, we know that there is a confined area, that alcohol won’t be leaving the premises,” Councilman Jason James said. “We know that alcohol will be separated from the kid’s area. Are all of these factors true.”

Councilwoman Madula Kalesis pointed out that council approved request for other events, such as the Riverwalk Festival and First Friday where there were children around, stating that she didn’t think extra requirements be required of this applicant.

“My question was not intended to be controversial, I just want to be sure we are meeting the rules,” Councilman James said.

Rodriguez stated that he was told by the Alcoholic Beverage Commission that since they currently had a liquor license through Bibi’s Restaurant, they could set up outside in a fenced area. Alcohol would be confined to the fenced area in front of the restaurant.

Council approved the request unanimously. Councilman James stated that they were excited the festival was coming to Milford.


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