Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-04-26 19:15:43 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WTVF) —A pandemic executive order to allow alcoholic beverages to be taken home if the bill passes the legislature could soon continue as state law.
When the COVID-19 shutdown first began and bars and restaurants closed the doors to customers, Governor Bill Lee signed an order permitting legal take-out drinks to be purchased in Tennessee. ..
This rule helped many facilities that had no other way to make money. It was especially beneficial for Midnight Oil. Owner Nate Bagby said the building’s design makes it easy to serve drinks through the front window, even though the pizza joint and bar have just opened.
“When we were able to sell takeaway drinks, we were mistakenly in the perfect situation of a very walkable neighborhood,” says Bagby. “Many people like to go out and walk their dogs or strollers. They get up and get a drink, get to work, and maybe get up and get another dog. I was able to.”
Bagby said he believes accessibility has helped make the bar more popular.
After that, the restaurant reopened and the business improved, but Bagby remembers early on that he wanted to go out for a drink in Tennessee.
A state legislature bill could legalize the next two-year practice in which it will be revisited.
Republican Rep. Bob Ramsey of Maryville said he believes this will continue to help some of the state’s small bars earn more, even after the pandemic is over.
“People are still afraid to travel, afraid to travel, afraid to eat out, and I think this will make a difference,” he said.
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