Lake Charles City Council Adopts Revised Alcohol Sales Ordinance
The Lake Charles City Council held a meeting in December and revised the alcohol sales law. Here is what we know about the updated law...
At the regularly called meeting of the Lake Charles City Council on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, the Lake Charles City Council adopted a revised alcohol sales ordinance now in effect.
Typically, the city regulates sales of alcohol on Sunday to just beer or wine after a certain time, but the council adopted an ordinance allowing the sale of any beverages.
The adopted ordinance amends Sec. 3-8.4 to allow the sale of high alcoholic content beverages by supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, and drug stores between the hours of 11 a.m. on Sundays and 12:01 am on Mondays. Supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, and drug stores are authorized to continue to sell low-alcoholic content beverages between the hours of 2 a.m. on Sundays and 12:01 am on Mondays.
This amendment does not pertain to any permitted establishments operating as a bar, nightclub, and/or lounge.
The approved ordinance allows supermarkets, grocery stores, drug stores, and convenience stores to sell high-alcohol beverages between the hours of 11 a.m. on Sundays and 12:01 a.m. on Mondays. Low-alcoholic beverage sales are allowed to continue at supermarkets, grocery stores, drug stores, and convenience stores from 2 a.m. on Sundays to 12:01 a.m. on Mondays.
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