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Public Hearing on Midnight Bar Ordinance is Tonight

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Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Tonight, Charleston City Council gives citizens a chance to voice their opinions on the potential halt of new bar and restaurants open past midnight in the entertainment district. These areas include "the Market area and along East Bay Street, all of King Street and much of Meeting Street."

Post and Courier published some talking points from local hospitality industry advocate Elliot Smith, and Live 5 News has video and quotes from Proof bar owner Craig Nelson. Both individuals are against the proposed legislation.

Those concerned about the outcome of this bill should show up at the Charleston Museum, this evening, at 5:30 p.m. to voice their opinion.
· Proposal For Bars/Restaurants to Halt Booze Early [-ECHS-]
· Charleston City Council acted too hastily on midnight ordinance, chairman says [P&C]
· One group rallies to keep downtown Charleston awake past midnight [Live 5 news]

Charleston Museum

360 Meeting St., Charleston, SC