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The River's Edge Could Start Selling Beer-UPDATE

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UPDATE: The Davenport City Council approved a liquor license for the River's Edge Sports Complex to sell beer.

The decision was made on Wednesday night, February 26, 2014.

The complex will only be able to sell beer after 7:00 p.m. with a limit of three per person per night.

ORIGINAL: The River's Edge in Davenport could start selling beer to its customers if Davenport city council members approve a liquor license for the city-owned sports complex.

Aldermen will review the license request at their Wednesday night council meeting.

If they approve it, The River's Edge could serve beer after 7 p.m. every night and customers would be limited to three beers per night.

City leaders say people who use The River's Edge have asked for beer to be sold there. They say it would enhance the experience at the complex for people participating in adult leagues there or going to watch friends or family members play games.

But some people have shared concerns over beer being sold at the facility, which markets itself to families.

Quad City Hockey Association President Todd Larsen says kids are often there playing hockey till 10:30 p.m. on week nights.

Some fear that adding alcohol into the mix could cause parents to lose their tempers more easily while watching their kids play a game.

"It should be conditional," said Robert Burchett, who plays golf at The River's Edge. "I think maybe you ought to give it a try and see what happens then go from there."

"I think there's just too many kids around here to be having booze," said Brian Johnson, who also uses the facility. "Because you get booze in here, you're going to have fights in the parking lot, then you're going to have to get the cops in here."

But city leaders say they don't expect any problems to come out of giving a liquor license to The River's Edge.

They also say if the license is approved, revenue for the city would not be a factor in the council members' decision.

City Administrator Craig Malin says all the beer would be locally brewed.

Aldermen will review the license request at Wednesday's council meeting at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers.

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