Niagara Gazette

Lewiston

February 28, 2013

Village readies for Lewiston Cocktail Festival

Niagara Gazette — Lewiston Police Chief Chris Salada wants Lewiston Cocktail Festival party-goers to have some fun Saturday. The inaugural event has already distributed more than 500 tickets with more expected to show up day-of.

But while the event is about having a good time and enjoying a tasty drink concoction, there's a concern the alcohol involved could find its way out into the street.

With Center Street not closed off for this festival, open container laws are in effect and drinks must remain on bar and restaurant property, he said.

"I'm going to have an extra traffic car parked on Center Street just to be safe," he said. "I think it's going to be a good event, As it grows, I guess I'll have to adjust, but we'll have patrols monitoring the street throughout the night making sure everyone's safe."

What could affect turnout to the first festival of the new year is the weather. Early forecasts predict the temperatures to dip below freezing for Saturday, with highs near 26 degrees. Low temps could fall into the teens.

But festival creator and organizer Jon DiBernardo of Water Street Landing said weather shouldn't play too much of a factor given it's Western New York and it is always looking for a good time.

"People get thirsty no matter what temperature it is," he said. "And we're here to help. The people in Western New York are going to do what we do best, and that's entertain ourselves."

The festival kicks off at 4 p.m. Saturday and features 13 participating restaurants and bars. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at many of these establishments through 4 p.m. today. After that, tickets will be available through 10 p.m. Saturday at The Brickyard Pub & BBQ, The Lewiston Stone House and Water Street Landing.

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