Should Washington Sell Booze After 2:00 A.M.? [Poll]
The Washington State Liquor Control Board is holding a public hearing on whether to let towns sell alcohol between the hours of 2:00 and 6:00 a.m.
The hearing will be held in Kennewick at the Police Department at 741 South Dayton Street and will allow for discussion and possible amendments to the ban that has been in effect since the 1960′s.
Some say that cutting off the late-night booze-hounds all at the same time creates unintended problems, such as parking lot fights and public intoxication complaints concentrated at the time all bars are supposed to close. Additionally, impaired drivers are all hitting the road simultaneously.
By letting bars and restaurants continue to stay open, that propensity might be diminished.
It could also help smaller businesses make more money during hours they, by law, would normally be closed.
Let us know what you think by taking our poll and commenting below!