Some bar owners want to stay open longer

Jan 10, 2013 -- 10:30am


- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Downtown Anchorage bars are required to stop serving drinks at 3 a.m., but some bar owners want to stay open longer.  They are asking the Anchorage Assembly to extend business hours so that they can serve food and non-alcoholic drinks. The bar owners say that would alleviate a crush of bar patrons leaving at the same time, and help curb some of the violence the city has experienced in the past year.  Channel-2 News reports the Alaska Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailers Association proposed the idea Wednesday morning to the public safety committee of the Anchorage Assembly. The industry group is looking at alternatives to one assembly member's proposal to close downtown bars with a capacity of 125 people or more at 2 a.m.


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