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    Ruston alcohol ordinance

    I remember it being discussed here on BBB. Hope this gets passed.

    Ruston ordinance would allow restaurants to serve alcohol 'til 2AM
    knoe.com
    Mayor Ronny Walker says this ordinance has been in the works for eight months.
    If it passes, restaurants will be allowed to serve alcohol until 2a.m., if they choose to do so.


    VOTE ON ALCOHOL COMING IN AUGUST
    Ruston Daily Leader
    The suggested amendments would not only set the new closing time but also create a special-events permit that would allow alcohol to be openly consumed during community functions held in public places.
    Aldermen will vote on the ordinance Aug. 1. If approved, the ordinance becomes effective Sept. 1.

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    Re: Ruston alcohol ordinance

    Major props to Ronny Walker!

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    Re: Ruston alcohol ordinance

    Possibility of boozing till 2am in Ruston this year...no one talking about it?

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    Re: Ruston alcohol ordinance

    Quote Originally Posted by qng001 View Post
    Possibility of boozing till 2am in Ruston this year...no one talking about it?
    Yeah, cuz we are going to get unspeakably turnt / lit / crunk.

    Just as soon as I put the kids to bed ...

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    Re: Ruston alcohol ordinance

    We've come a long way baby -- from frat woods parties, Mr. Moons and the Cheniere Inn.

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    Re: Ruston alcohol ordinance

    So, current Rustonites: This have a chance to pass?

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    Re: Ruston alcohol ordinance

    As someone who does not partake, please explain what the point is.

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    Re: Ruston alcohol ordinance

    Quote Originally Posted by techman05 View Post
    As someone who does not partake, please explain what the point is.
    Besides nightlife for students, it will allow nice restaurants to open in town.

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    Re: Ruston alcohol ordinance

    Nice restaurants are open until 2 in the morning? Or did I miss something? Bars, honky tonks and dives are open until 2 in the morning. It's not that I don't like bars, honky tonks and dives (I've been to a few). I guess "clubs" would be a nicer term.

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    Re: Ruston alcohol ordinance

    Quote Originally Posted by champion110 View Post
    it will allow nice restaurants to open in town.
    That hasn't been a Ruston problem in years.

    How many students do we lose to Lafayette and Monroe because we shut down bars at 12:00?
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    Re: Ruston alcohol ordinance

    Quote Originally Posted by techman05 View Post
    As someone who does not partake, please explain what the point is.
    It will allow establishments additional operating hours which equals increased revenue

    Simple as that.

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    Re: Ruston alcohol ordinance

    I think it brings opportunities of making downtown Ruston more of a college town (ie Dickson St, 6th Street). Also, kids dont start partying till 10pm.

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    Re: Ruston alcohol ordinance

    Quote Originally Posted by qng001 View Post
    Also, kids dont start partying till 10pm.
    That's if they know they have till 2:00am. They start earlier if they know they shut down at 12:00.
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    Re: Ruston alcohol ordinance

    So now students won't have to leave at halftime anymore to meet their minimum required drinking amount before closing time.

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    Re: Ruston alcohol ordinance

    Quote Originally Posted by DogsWin View Post
    So now students won't have to leave at halftime anymore to meet their minimum required drinking amount before closing time.
    Finally a valid reason to serve until 2am.
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