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Should Minneapolis Ditch its Food-Alcohol Ratio Laws?

Voters will decide whether to remove a food-to-alcohol ratio that keeps some places from serving alcohol and has been called "outdated."

Minneapolis voters will have a chance to do away with a decades-old law requiring area restaurants to make no more than 30-40 percent of revenue from liquor sales. 

According to CBS Minnesota, city officials voted to put the measure on the ballot this fall. The current law requires businesses to stay within that ratio of sales, which can be difficult when food is cheap and the rise of craft beers continues to drive up prices of alcohol. 

Following a public hearing this week, the City Council voted to leave it to the voters. 

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Minneapolis may loosen liquor laws (Twin Cities Daily Planet)

Minneapolis restaurants push for change in alcohol rules (Star Tribune)

TELL US: Should voters ditch the food-alcohol ratios currently required, or do you think that will cause more problems? 
Matt Fitzgerald June 07, 2014 at 09:55 AM
I think it's good to keep some sort of ratio; but it probably needs to be loosened.
G Wright June 07, 2014 at 02:11 PM
A ridiculous regulation. Get rid of it.

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