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Lafourche council to debate longer bar hours

3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago January 10, 2013 Jan 10, 2013 Thursday, January 10 2013 January 10, 2013 6:22 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

THIBODAUX - Lafourche Parish Council is considering whether later bar-closing hours on the weekend would provide an economic boost or a law enforcement problem.

The council will debate and ultimately vote later this month on a measure that would give Lafourche bars the option of staying open until 3 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Bars would still have to close at 2 a.m. Sundays through Fridays - the same time required throughout the week now.

The change would not apply to bars in the incorporated areas of the parish.

Councilman John Arnold, who introduced the proposed change, says the parish would benefit from extra tax collection and increased video poker royalties.

The council will vote on the issue Jan. 22.

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