PORTAGE, MI — In preparation for the opening of the new senior center in Portage, City Council has approved an application for a liquor license for future special events at the facility.
The Charles & Lynn Zhang Community Center for Seniors in Portage is scheduled to open this spring and once open will host several special events, Portage City Council said Tuesday, March 8.
To accommodate these future events, Portage City Council has approved an application for a liquor license that will allow the sale of alcoholic beverages at scheduled on-site events. General permit approval eliminates the need to apply for individual licenses for each event throughout the year, says the board-approved agenda item.
“At any event where alcohol is to be served, Portage Seniors Community Center staff will work with public safety to develop controls to ensure safe and successful events,” the point reads. agenda.
Staff and volunteers will need to undergo special training and must be at least 21 years old.
The senior center, located at 203 E. Center Ave. in Portage, is the result of multi-million dollar fundraising. Lynn Zhang and her husband, Charles, have contributed $2 million to the project that will bear their name, the city said.
Related: A $12.5M community center for seniors takes shape in Portage
The center will include a multi-purpose hall that can accommodate 330 people, a courtyard with an outdoor fireplace, an outdoor terrace for summer activities, a recreational space for activities such as pickleball and basketball, a fitness area, a central promenade for market, a commercial kitchen, a café, a space dedicated to games or reading and a health clinic.
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