There seems to be actually two places that will serve alcohol at this venue:
1. The food court that is on Bergen, which will serve beer and wine.
2. The venue that is to be run by 3rd Ward Culinary, in the 1000 Dean St bldg.
Each will be able to host large events. The 3rd Ward space alone will have 2 bars within it, and (depending upon how it is configured) could legally host 487 people. When staff and security is included, it might exceed 550 people....
The 3rd Ward developer has stated there will be parking for hundreds of bicycles, and most of his present customers at his other location do not come via car.
He will seek a 3AM closing time for the main bar, which would serve all comers, not just those who have bought tickets to the events. The event space bar would close earlier, 2AM.
3rd Ward alone believes it will hire around 240 workers: hospitality and security.
Expect a hiring fair in the late summer....