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The Outpost Tap House + Tavern one step closer to serving booze despite protests from some at UT listen

02/20/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: The Outpost Tap House + Tavern, Tampa City Council, SoHo, bars, noise ordinance

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As city council members continue searching for a balance between neighborhoods and late night businesses, a restaurant near the University of Tampa wants to add liquor to their list of adult beverages. During a Tampa City Council meeting Thursday, the board unanimously approved the first of two votes on a wet zoning license for the Outpost Tap House + Tavern despite pleas from groups who worry it will promote raucous college partying.

“They offer on Fridays, half priced bottles of wine f...

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Tampa night clubs could face more red tape listen

10/17/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: bars, night clubs, regulation, Tampa City Council, permits, Yolie Capin, Frank Reddick, Lisa Montelione, Charlie Miranda

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Tampa could soon tighten the reigns on businesses that serve alcohol after midnight. Council members voted 5-2 during a meeting Thursday to consider an ordinance being drafted by the city’s legal team.

The ordinance would change city code to close restaurants, bars and clubs at midnight, but allow those establishments to get a permit to stay open until 3, the current permitted closing time. It would also establish a list of rules for businesses to follow in order to keep that permit. The m...

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Late night drink spots in St. Pete now need permits listen

12/06/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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St. Pete officials are trying to clean up the city’s bar scene by requiring special permits for bars and restaurants serving alcohol past midnight. City council members approved a citywide ordinance this morning during their meeting.

Only a few bar owners showed up to complain about the issue, but most were more concerned about the possibility that council could later consider requiring high volume bars to hire off duty police officers for security. Matt Donahue owns Push Ultra Lounge...

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