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Currently, alcohol cannot be sold before 10:00 a.m., making that the usual first brunch reservation. A new proposal, however, would allow for sipping on mimosas starting at 8:00 a.m., a full two hours earlier.
The mayor has also proposed allowing liquor stores to stay open until midnight, instead of their current required closing time of 10:00 p.m.
The downside to all of this? The mayor also wants to increase the tax on liquor from 9% to 10%. Others are also complaining that it may mean more robberies of liquor stores later in the night, which would further strain police resources.