PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A sports bar owner asked the City Council to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages after 10 p.m. on Sundays, arguing Port Allen bars are suffering since East Baton Rouge Parish relaxed its blue laws last month.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/SOXp8G ) that Wilson Battley, owner of Ryderz Sports Bar, told the council at its Wednesday meeting that his sales have fallen sharply on Sundays because many patrons are going to bars in Baton Rouge to drink.
Battley said his Sunday sales plummeted after the Metro Council's Oct. 24 vote allowing East Baton Rouge bars to sell alcohol until midnight on Sundays.
City Attorney Victor Woods said any change to the city's existing ordinance would need voter approval.
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