Thursday, April 21, 2011

Earlier brunch coming to the District?

Photo from Dine Magazine
In an effort to balance the budget, Washingtonian reports, D.C. is considering relaxing laws that govern the sale of liquor on Sundays. 

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.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good idea on the earlier brunch. Hey I visit this site every day...... can we see a summer pic instead of winter pic for PQ insider.

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