Controversial Early Bar Closing Hours to Take Effect in Fat City this Thursday

Posted on Mar 28, 2011 in Legislation, Local Issues

A controversial new city zoning ordinance for the Fat City section of Metairie will take effect this Thursday requiring area bars to close by midnight on weeknights and 1 am on weekends.

The ordinance is allegedly designed to reduce crime and increase the viability of Fat City as a high end shopping district. While a direct correlation to ordinance-related measures has yet to be established credibly, it is reported that crime statistics for the area are down 22% as compared to the same period last year.

Unfortunately, this news has not been welcomed by many local bar owners who anticipate severely reduced income and the possibility of having to lay off employees to make ends meet. A number of bars in the area have actually closed altogether, refusing to do business at all under the new regulations.

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As the situation develops, it is uncertain what the new regulations may mean for Fat City bar employees. If you or someone you know are subject to unfair termination based upon the new regulations, you may have the ability to fight for compensation. Contact Bloom Legal at 504-599-9997 for a case evaluation to discuss your options.

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