The City of Garland (TX) approved a variance that will allow the Curtis Culwell Center the rights to sell alcohol. The
Curtis Culwell Center is a Garland Independent School District (GISD) owned facility.
“This is great news that will allow us to attract more events,” said John Wilborn, venue director. “We fully expect to have more of a national presence in terms of what we book into the center.”
As a GISD owned venue, the Culwell Center will not sell alcohol at school-related events. The facility hosts numerous high school graduations, high school regional basketball tournaments, volleyball tournaments, and more.
The opportunity to give guests the opportunity to enjoy alcohol at all non-school related events, however, was too great to pass up. It was analyzed that there were 60 events that would have been appropriate for alcohol to be sold at those events.
“The projections are that by having alcohol to be sold at the CCC, we will be even more attractive to mainstream shows for national promoters,” Wilborn said.