Minneapolis backs later bar closings for GOP convention

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  • Updated: April 4, 2008 - 9:31 PM
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mingo21Apr. 4, 08 7:47 PM

The city council did something smart - keeping bars open later is a good thing for the downtown area - this city is way too conservative when it comes to certain things - the world will not come to an end if people are at a bar till 4 a.m. people -

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REDRANGER554Apr. 4, 08 7:52 PM

Does that mean all Republicans are drunks... No wonder this country is in a mess.

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larsonrm1970Apr. 4, 08 8:10 PM

The whole "cold Omaha" bit is getting old, they use it with the stadium issue as well. 2 a.m. seems to be late enough, this is a political convention after all not Mardi Gras. Next on the list will probably be legalizing prostitution or free hotel room porn during the convention.

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duerkodsApr. 4, 08 8:17 PM

This isn't about dfl or gop you idiots. Its about tourism dollars. Do you want people who are visiting for the first time to have fun or do you want them to hate being here. Support this so we can have more money come to Minnesota so we don't lose more jobs. You idiots and your small minds. Help the economy.

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larsonrm1970Apr. 4, 08 8:24 PM

We all know people can't have fun and will hate their time here if they have to leave the bars at only 2 a.m., the extra 2 hours makes all the difference.

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jbeaboutApr. 4, 08 8:31 PM

Later bar hours shouldn't only apply to the convention. Let the bars open as late as they want to! I'm sick of bureaucrats telling citizens and small businesses how to live. It is safer to have the bars open all night and let people sober up before they drive home rather than making them leave at 2 when they are still drinking. Most countries have bars that stay open until dawn. Even Chicago bars are open until 5am.

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jajordanApr. 4, 08 8:32 PM

...if they think they're going to get rich on GOP delegates. It's well documented that they don't drink or party nearly as much as the Democratic convention. Thune's drunken lobbyists won't materialize no matter how late the bars are open. It was simply an easy cheap shot by the Smoking Nazi moron.

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ffffff11Apr. 4, 08 8:37 PM

Politics aside, why do some people think that later drinking hours makes it a better city? Goodman, what are you thinking?

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pizann0Apr. 4, 08 8:37 PM

"-the world will not come to an end if people are at a bar till 4 a.m. people." No. The world won't come to an end...just people drinking more and choosing to drive after drinking longer. I guess if Rybak rolls out the red carpet for a DFL convention in Minneapolis, he'd better get a mop and bucket.

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pizann0Apr. 4, 08 8:40 PM

"We can be a cold Omaha or we can stand up and be a 24-hour city," said downtown DFL Council Member Lisa Goodman." Twenty-four hour city of what?

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