Local legislators pushing ‘to-go’ cocktails to help businesses struggling through the pandemic

The New York State Liquor Authority stopped allowing bars and restaurants to serve to-go drinks six months ago when the state of emergency ended.

News 12 Staff

Dec 30, 2021, 10:26 PM

Updated 845 days ago

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Local legislators are renewing their push to bring back to-go cocktails–saying it’ll bring a big boost in the bottom line for restaurants already affected by the pandemic. 
Restaurants in Little Italy tell News 12 they are seeing about 25% to 50% less business this week, since the rise in Omicron cases in New York City. 
They say to-go cocktails are a way to make up for these losses, while still keeping employees and guests safe. 
The New York State Liquor Authority stopped allowing bars and restaurants to serve to-go drinks six months ago when the state of emergency ended.


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