As St. Charles ushers in new liquor laws, late-night bars close

At least two late-night bars on historic Main Street in St. Charles have closed after new liquor laws went into effect in the area. The laws require liquor sales to account for no more than 50 percent of an establishment’s total revenue.

A new point system for violations has also been introduced that could force some businesses to lose their liquor licenses. The new laws specifically targeted three blocks on Main street that feature more than a dozen bars open until 1:30 a.m.

Late-night bars Bobby’s Place and Undertow have both closed. The new laws took effect last week.

City officials have expressed hope that the new rules will to lead to more family-friendly restaurants in the district.

Read more: St. Louis Business Journal

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