Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced a proposal to “permanently” allow bars and restaurants to serve takeout alcohol – a silver lining for New Yorkers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are proposing to permanently allow bars and restaurants to sell takeaway drinks,” Hochul said at Therapy Wine Bar 2.0 in Brooklyn, adding that the New York State Liquor Authority would bring detailing the provisions of the law.
“We see that as an important revenue stream,” she added. “This is what has kept people afloat during the dark months and years of the pandemic.”
Under another proposal, movie theaters would also be allowed to serve alcoholic beverages, the governor announced.
Take-out and delivery of alcoholic beverages was first allowed in March 2020 through an executive order signed by the disgraced former Government. Andrew Cuomo to help restaurants amid COVID-19 indoor service.
In June, COVID-19 issued an emergency order allow the drink to flow is overThis means that restaurants and bars also serve takeout.
Hochul, while she First state by state address in januaryannounced that she planned to restore The state’s popular “Takeaway Drinks” initiative. Hochul said the move was necessary to help struggling businesses during the Omicron- rise in coronavirus cases.
Takeaway drinks are very popular in the Empire State.
According to a survey released in May by the New York State Restaurant Association.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/02/ny-gov-hochul-unveils-plan-for-permanent-takeout-cocktails/ NY Governor Hochul reveals plans for ‘permanent’ takeout cocktails