Fort Lauderdale Submits Plan To Allow Drinking On Beach

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — After ending a Sunday morning alcohol ban two years ago to accommodate Sunday brunchers who want their Mimosas and Bloody Marys, the city is considering going a step further.

Alcohol may be allowed on Fort Lauderdale’s beaches, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Boosting the tourism industry is the primary motivator, according to the city.

On Tuesday, commissioners will discuss proposals to allow State Road A1A hotels and restaurants to offer food and beverage service on the beach in front of their establishments — and to allow beachgoers to bring their own drinks.

“Fort Lauderdale beach is a world-class destination,” Aiton Yaari, a member of the beach business district committee, told the paper in her recommending the hotel and restaurant service to commissioners.

“We want to be something special. We want to be like Saint-Tropez,” Yaari said.

Learn more about the proposal and read the mayor’s thoughts on it in the full article.

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