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Booze on the Boardwalk? Atlantic City Considers It

Atlantic City officials could make drinking on the iconic boardwalk legal with a series of stipulations. (Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016)

Atlantic City is considering a policy that would allow booze on the boardwalk.

The City Council plans to vote Wednesday on an ordinance that would allow anyone 21 and older to walk on the boardwalk with an open container of alcohol.

The law would require that the booze be bought from licensed beverage businesses adjacent to the boardwalk. The container also must display the name or logo of that business.

The ordinance is meant to encourage pedestrian traffic.

Booze Coming to Atlantic City Boardwalk?

[PHI] Booze Coming to Atlantic City Boardwalk?
Atlantic City could soon become the first Jersey Shore town to allow alcohol on the boardwalk. On Wednesday city council will consider a policy that would allow people 21 and over to carry one alcoholic drink in an open, plastic container. That drink would need to have the name or logo of the business of where it was from. If approved, the policy would be on a trial basis coming up this summer. (Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016)

Councilman Kaleem Shabazz says a trial period would be held over the summer if passed, and that police and numerous businesses are on board.

City alcohol regulators tell The Press of Atlantic City that the policy could benefit the city as it faces the possibility losing its casino monopoly in the state.

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