Restaurants mark first day of new alcohol ordinance

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by Johnny Archer

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 28, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Updated Sunday, Apr 28 at 7:49 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – For the first time in recent Louisville history, restaurants are pouring alcoholic beverages before 1 p.m.

Sunday marked the first day the new law went into effect after Metro Council and Mayor Greg Fischer passed the alcohol sales measure late last week.

Andrew Hutto, owner of Baxter Station Bar and Grill, started the movement to change the law.

“I met with county attorney’s. They thought it was a state controlled thing. I’m like, no it isn’t. I’ve researched this,” he said. “It’s totally up to local control.”

BLU Italian Grille is offering their patrons a free glass of Prosecco in celebration of the ordinance during brunch throughout the month of May.

Restaurant owners say the new law will help bring in more revenue, which will generate more money for the city in taxes. Bartenders and servers will likely make more money too.
 

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