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POSTED: November 16, 2011 10:13 a.m.

Some changes may be on the way for Pembroke’s alcohol ordinance regarding restaurant alcohol sales after discussion Monday at the Pembroke City Council meeting.
The council approved a first reading to amend its alcohol ordinance to change times that alcohol can be bought and consumed at restaurants in the city. The second and final reading of the amendment is slated for December.
The ordinance currently states that all alcoholic beverages in restaurants can be sold between the hours of 11 a.m. and midnight with all beverages consumed by 1 a.m. However, the council suggested a change that would reduce the hours to 11 a.m. and 11 p.m., with the stipulation that all beverages must be consumed by midnight.
The council cited complaints from residents concerned with people drinking alcohol just outside of bars and restaurants well after midnight and loitering around businesses, as well a need to outline what areas of an establishment are licensed for alcohol consumption.
Read more in the Nov. 16 edition of the News.



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