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42 D.C. bars to stay open around-the-clock Monday

Friday - 10/5/2012, 10:03am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - The D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration is testing a new city policy allowing extended alcohol sales before holidays.

The Washington Post reports that the administration has given 42 bars and restaurants permission to stay open around-the-clock on Monday, Columbus Day, and serve alcohol until 4 a.m.

Mayor Vincent Gray and the D.C. Council agreed to allow the change before official federal and city holidays. The move is designed to raise $3 million more in revenue from alcohol sales.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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