CR Curfew Extension Eyed For Minors In Bars
The Cedar Rapids City Council is considering a change to an alcoholic beverage ordinance in bars and restaurants who generate at least 50 percent of their revenue through alcohol sales.
If you're a minor (under 21) you're currently only allowed in these establishments until 7 p.m. in Cedar Rapids. That would be extended until 9 under the new proposal. "We felt like it was important with events that go on late sometimes for those establishments to allow people to stay in there just a little longer" was a quote from Amanda Greider, a spokesperson for the proposal at a city council meeting. Obviously, if you're under the legal drinking age of 21, you will still not be served or sold alcohol.
The city council gave tentative approval, which needs two more votes to become official as of May 14.
If a parent or legal guardian accompanies the minor, they are exempt from the curfew.
There was also discussion of blocking alcohol permits within 300 feet of grade schools, streamlining the application process for a permit and revising the language to prohibit anyone to be on the premises of an alcohol establishment after 2:15 a.m.