Port Vincent, Springfield consider extending business hours
PORT VINCENT- Two small Livingston Parish villages are reworking their ordinances to let shopkeepers stay open 24 hours.
The Port Vincent Board of Aldermen realized the matter last month, when the police chief asked the village to move alcohol sale hours up by one hour during the week to match the parish. But last call was controlled by ordering all stores to close between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.
The Springfield Board of Aldermen also tackled the problem. Board attorney Brian Abels said the owner of a convenience store expressed interest in staying open around the clock, but the current rule requires they close between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
Both villages are expected to vote on the new business hours during meetings next month.