Monday, October 14, 2013
Downtown Celina will soon have a winery
No word on when it will open yet.
CELINA A winery will soon stand at 132 N. Louisiana, just behind the square.
A hot-button issue at Tuesday's city council meeting, the winery is relocating from Greenville and is owned by the Anselmo brothers.
The council approved the item by a vote of 5-1. Councilman George Kendrick was the only no vote.
"The concerns that council had was that it was right across the street from Founders Park," Michael Mongtomery, assistant to the city manager, said. "They were concerned about trucks that would be parking in front of the building [safety hazard for kids] and alcohol on the premises."
A number of citizens stood up and voiced their support for the winery during the public forum.
During the work session, Jeff Davis with Celina Parks and Recreation told the council that the 78 acres purchased in August for a second city park would definitely be put to good use. He said Old Celina Park was at capacity just two Saturdays ago, with cars parking on the grass and lawns along FM 428.
Celina Economic Development Corporation President Corbett Howard gave council members an overview of the city's growth.
In other news, the council adopted a new city logo. The work was done by Gina Overstreet of Overstreet Creative.
"The new main feature of this is that it now contains 'Texas,'" Mongtomery said.
The city worked with the designer to refresh the old logo and make it look more modern.
The other main item on the agenda was the hotel occupancy tax that would make the city more of a destination, Montgomery said. It was tabled until next month's council meeting.
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