Zoo Knoxville one step closer to alcohol sales

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) Enjoying a drink at Zoo Knoxville is starting to become more of a reality.

The bill is progressing through Tennessee State legislature that would allow the sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks and beer at Zoo Knoxville during normal operating hours.

The Senate's version of the bill passed through legislature on Tuesday.
While the House version of the bill was referred to committee.

Current state law allows the zoo to sell alcohol during events but not to the general public.