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Miami, South Beach Officials Vote To Limit Alcohol Sales During Spring Break

Because there are always people who hate fun, officials said that an alcohol ban designed to curb heavy late night drinking among spring breakers in Miami Beach will be in effect for two weeks in March.

Assholes.

Anyways, here are the details:

Miami Beach City Commissioners voted to prohibit the sale and consumption of alcohol after 2 a.m. between March 7 and March 21 in South Beach, the Miami Herald reported.

Currently ‘last call’ for the area is 6 a.m. for alcohol sales, which makes South Beach awesome.

Commissioners voted in favor of the change 4-3 — despite logical opposition from nightclub operators and employees who (correctly) argued that those lost hours would cost them money while creating an unfair advantage for clubs, restaurants and hotels in other parts of the city.

“It’s just picking winners and losers. It’s wrong,” said Jimmy Resnick, the landlord for South Beach club Exchange Miami, told the paper.

Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber and commissioners favoring the ban said it is necessary to free up police resources and ensure public safety during the height of spring break.

Some residents also spoke in favor of the ban.

Spring break brought large crowds to Miami Beach last year, and the city enforced an 8 p.m. curfew to cut down on disorder.

“For the hardship it may deliver, I’m sorry,” Gelber said. “But from our point of view, going through that two-week period … is a danger to the public. It’s a proven danger to the public.”

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

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Written by Malcolm Henry

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