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Wednesday - November 8, 2017 3:13 am

Vote coming Thursday on changing booze sale hours

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Sale of beer, wine and liquor could be earlier, but won't be later 

A decision is coming this week on a plan to add a couple of hours of liquor-buying time in La Crosse.

Thursday, the city council votes on a bill to allow beer, wine and liquor to be purchased at 6 a.m.

It's something that just makes sense, according to south side city council rep., Gary Padesky.

"The communities around us are open at 6 a.m.," Padesky said. "It's being fair to our local businesses.

"But the big thing is, there's a lot of people that work third shift. What seems strange to people, going out at 6-7 in the morning, to them it's 6-7 at night."

Patrick Brever, who represents a largely college area on the council, also likes the plan.

"I think this is a personal freedom issue," Brever said. "If it's legal to buy alcohol at 8 a.m. it should be legal at 6 a.m.

The measure does not extend night hours to buy alcohol.

Mitch Reynolds

Mitch Reynolds is the News Director at Midwest Family Broadcasting. He covers the internecine agonies of La Crosse city hall. He really likes basketball.

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