Hannibal revises liquor ordinance
HANNIBAL, Mo. —
Patrons in America's Hometown can now dine and drink outside in all restaurants on Broadway.
Hannibal City Council members unanimously agreed to amend the city's Public Consumption Ordinance at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
The move expands the number of businesses in downtown Hannibal that will now be able to serve alcohol outdoors.
Before the vote, the previous boundary confined outdoor dining and drinking from 3rd Street to the Mississippi River.
Tuesday's revision expands that boundary on Broadway from 10th Street to the river.
Mayor James Hark says he hopes the new rules will positively impact Downtown Hannibal.
"We checked with law enforcement. We're not seeing an increase in disturbances or arguments or anything like that. We hope that it will help spur further growth," said Mayor James Hark.
Mayor Hark says the newly revised ordinance is a result of growth and investment happening along Broadway.