Final Vote Monday on Ruston Liquor Hours

Monday’ night’s meeting (8/1/16) of Ruston’s Board of Alderman will see a public hearing and final vote on whether restaurants that serve alcohol will be able to stay open until 2 AM, instead of the Midnight closing time that is now law.

The proposed ordinance would allow restaurants to serve drinks on the sidewalk adjacent to the establishment, and allow sale and consumption of drinks during “city approved public events.” Present law forbids “open containers” anywhere in public.

Also, the sole authority to issue permits will be transferred to the mayor’s office, bypassing the city council, who under existing law has a say in the matter.

See here the ordinance that is now in force.

See here the proposed ordinance.

The meeting is set for 5:30 PM, Ruston City Hall, 401 North Trenton.

Here is the agenda.

6 Responses to “Final Vote Monday on Ruston Liquor Hours”

  1. Oldman Says:

    I’ll bet you a $1.00 it will pass.

  2. Bob Sherunkel Says:

    I’ll see your dollar and raise you a pint of beer served on a sidewalk in downtown Ruston that it passes.

  3. D'Arbonne Says:

    I’m going to behave very inappropriately as soon as possible.
    By the way, gentlemen, this is already done. I’ve had a glass of wine at a sidewalk table at Roma.

  4. Bob Sherunkel Says:

    WELL? What was the vote?

    • Anonymous Says:

      It’s official. Beginning Sept. 1, restaurants inside Ruston’s city limits can serve alcohol until 2 a.m.

      The Board of Aldermen approved the change Monday on a 3-2 vote.

      The new ending time is part of a package of revisions to the city’s alcohol ordinance.

      The revised ordinance also allows restaurants to scale back their full-service menu at 10 p.m., provides for eateries with approved sidewalk dining to serve drinks in the outdoor area, and sets up a special-events permit that would sanction open containers of alcohol at approved events.

  5. Oldman Says:

    Well who expected a different outcome? A little here and a little there,soon there will be bars on Main Street.

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