New bill would allow certain bars to stay open extra late

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — There is a chance bars could stay open later in the city of Charleston.

City Council is considering an ordinance that would allow bars to stay open until 3:00 a.m.

South Carolina state law forbids the sale of alcohol past 2:00 a.m., meaning bars could only serve non-alcoholic drinks after that time.

Councilman Dean Rigel says this could help reduce street overcrowding, which usually happens when all the bars close.Keep checking counton2.com for real-time updates on this story. To get breaking news alerts, download the free News 2 App for iPhone or Android.

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