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Columbus area bars sue state over order that makes last call at 10 p.m.

Gov. Beshear on Monday announced new restrictions requiring bars to close for two weeks.
Gov. Beshear on Monday announced new restrictions requiring bars to close for two weeks.(WAVE 3 News)
Updated: Aug. 5, 2020 at 7:53 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOIO) - Multiple bars that already sued the City of Columbus to keep them from having to close at 10 p.m. tried suing the state over the order to stop serving alcohol past 10 p.m.

The latest lawsuit filed on Tuesday looked to put a temporary restraining order against enforcing the order from Gov. Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Safety, and the Ohio Liquor Contol Commission,

The state’s order that makes last call at 10 p.m. and all alcohol to be consumed by 11 p.m. was enacted on Friday.

The hearing at 10 a.m. on Wednesday resulted in the judge ruling that the state has the right to restrict alcohol sales because it is under the control of the state.

Therefore, the request for the temporary restraining order was denied.

Here are the bars listed on the lawsuit:

  • 16 Bit Bar + Arcade
  • Late Night Slice
  • Leo’s on the Alley
  • Odfellows
  • Oldfield’s
  • Pastimes Pub & Grill
  • Pins Mechanical Co.
  • Quarry Co. Bar and Grill
  • Threes Above High
  • Zeno’s

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