MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The final call for dozens of bars, hotels, and other businesses in the Miami Beach entertainment district would come in at 2 a.m. when city commissioners pass an ordinance shortening alcohol sales hours.
The ordinance would change the city code related to “sales hours and violations” and change the hours of operation for the sale and local consumption of alcoholic beverages in the entertainment district south of 16th Street on Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive.
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The regulation, if adopted, would change the notice time for on-site sales and consumption from the current time of 5 a.m. to 2 a.m.
The Commission will hold a second reading of the regulation during a public hearing on May 12th after approving the sectoral regulation in a first reading.
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There are 44 existing companies that would be affected by the rollback.
Back in February of this year, Miami Beach officials approved a measure to limit alcohol sales during the spring break.
The move was aimed at containing problems as thousands of college spring breakers were expected to flock to the city.
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At the time, the following areas were affected: Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue, and Washington Avenue from Fifth Street to 16th Street, and the remaining area between Pennsylvania Avenue and Collins Court from Fifth Street to 16th Street, including Española Way .