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Outdoor Alcohol Regulations Presented at Council Meeting

Posted: Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 6:25 am
Author: KCII News - Nathan Swenson

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A representative from Iowa’s Alcoholic Beverages Division has examined and outlined three possibilities for serving alcohol outside, if a business were to pursue that idea – especially in downtown Washington. State law allows for a licensed restaurant to either serve drinks outside, or allow patrons to purchase drinks inside and bring them outside.  If a business pursued such service, some city ordinances might need to be changed to allow it.  The Washington City Council heard an explanation of the state regulations at their meeting Wednesday.