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Tibbits Gets Liquor License
Saturday Mar 10, 2018 8:23am
Coldwater, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(COLDWATER) – If you plan to attend any events at Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, you will notice something new. It's The Ghost Light Bar.

The Tibbits Board of Directors opted to pursue a developmental liquor license after members attended a conference and learned the value of such a move.

Rick Merrill, Tibbits Board President, says they learned theater-goers are coming to expect more when they attend the theater, including the ability to enjoy a cocktail with the show. He says the Board deemed it worthwhile to purse a liquor license and gain a new, valuable revenue stream for the theater.

Merrill says Tibbits needs to stay relevant and constantly look for new ways to offset rising costs in ways other than just raising ticket prices.

The Ghost Light Bar is located next to the elevator in the south lobby of the theater. A second bar location will open depending on the show either with a portable bar in the theater's main lobby or in the lower level art gallery across from the gift shop.

While Tibbits will initially limit offerings to beer and wine, the plan is to include spirits at a later date.

(photo courtesy of Tibbits)
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