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Mayor signs new liquor ordinances into law


The ordinances dealing with East Baton Rouge Parish's new liquor laws have officially received the mayor's stamp of approval.

Mayor-President Kip Holden's office said Friday morning the changes have been signed.

The Metro Council passed the measure last week with a vote of 8 to 3.

Bars are now allowed to remain open from 11 a.m. until midnight on Sundays.

The adopted ordinance will also allow stores to start selling alcohol on Sundays from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.  

Supporters say it will boost business in downtown Baton Rouge, while opponents think it will be more work for law enforcement.

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