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Hammond council refuses to allow bars to open on Sundays

1 year 4 months 2 weeks ago July 22, 2015 Jul 22, 2015 Wednesday, July 22 2015 July 22, 2015 7:30 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HAMMOND- Establishments that serve only alcoholic drinks will remain shuttered in Hammond on Sundays.

The city council decided Tuesday against adopting an ordinance that would have changed the years-old law.

Despite pleas from a long procession of speakers advocating a Sunday open bar policy, the council voted 3-2 to reject the measure.

Councilman Lemar Marshall, who brought the proposed ordinance before the council, argued that the case for allowing bars to do business on Sundays is a logical one. He pointed out that restaurants with bars in their premises are allowed to sell alcohol all day on Sundays and patrons who choose to drink in such establishments do not have to purchase food.

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