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Miami Beach Says No To Restricting Ocean Drive Alcohol Sales

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Miami Herald
People wait to enter Mango’s Tropical Cafe at Ocean Drive on a summer Saturday night.";

The late-night party on South Beach’s Ocean Drive will continue to rage until 5 a.m. after voters rejected rolling back hours of alcohol sales to 2 a.m.

Once the votes were tallied Tuesday night, voters also approved the rezoning of a cluster of North Beach to allow mixed-used development envisioned in a neighborhood-approved master plan.

On Ocean Drive, people will still be able to drink until 5 a.m. at popular nightclubs such as Mango’s Tropical Cafe and the Clevelander — two high-profile establishments that lobbied hard to defeat the referendum. It lost by a margin of almost two to one.

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald.