Charlotte mayor would support limits on evening booze sales

Posted at 10:42 AM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 10:42:14-04

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The mayor of North Carolina’s largest city said she would support banning alcohol sales after 10 p.m. in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

The Charlotte Observer reported Monday that Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles voiced her support after images circulated on social media of crowded gatherings at local restaurants and bars.

Lyles said at Monday night’s City Council meeting that she would sign such an order if a policy group recommends it.

Lyles’s statement followed those of Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio.

She told reporters that policymakers were discussing the action. Restrictions on alcohol sales are already in place in places such as Orange County, North Carolina, and in South Carolina.