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Miami Beach Approves 3 A.M. "Last Call" During Spring Break Despite Business Concerns

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

The “last call” for alcohol in South Beach will come earlier than usual this spring break.

The Miami Beach City Commission voted Wednesday night to roll back the hours that alcohol sales will close in the city’s entertainment district, from 5 a.m. to 3 a.m. after an extensive debate and feedback from small business owners who said the rollback would hurt their employees.

Mayor Dan Gelber watered down his original proposed booze ban — from lasting 17 days in March to just six. He also requested a 2 a.m. last call, but Commissioner David Richardson brokered the 3 a.m. agreement.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.

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