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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Beach city commissioners will appeal a judge’s order that ruled a 2 a.m. cut off time for alcohol sales is unlawful, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.

Last month, commissioners voted to ban sales from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. in the city’s entertainment district in an effort to curb the rowdy behavior that happened on the beach earlier this year..

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Following that decision, The Clevelander Hotel filed a lawsuit last month and said that the city was declaring war on the area.

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Circuit Judge Beatrice Butchko then sided with the Clevelander Hotel. In her decision, Judge Butchko said the commission followed the wrong set of rules for their vote because this was a zoning issue and they didn’t treat it as one.

The Clevelander Hotel had offered the city a settlement offer that would exempt some Ocean Drive businesses, like the hotel, from the 2 a.m. cutoff while allowing the city to enforce the law in the rest of the district.

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The city plans to reject a settlement with the Clevelander Hotel, according to the Miami Herald. Team