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Commissioners Approve Earlier ‘Last Call’ on Miami Beach

Those who support the move say it is needed to maintain the quality of life for residents, while opponents say it will hurt the economic impact of the “high revenue” event

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City commissioners approved a measure Wednesday for an earlier "last call" time for Miami Beach during spring break.

The measure would roll back liquor sales to 3 a.m. for six days from March 13 to March 19 in the entertainment district and portions of the commercial district, including Washington Avenue.

The move aims to curb issues with the thousands of college spring breakers expected to flock to the city.

Those who support the move say it is needed to maintain the quality of life for residents, while opponents say it will hurt the economic impact of the “high revenue” event.

The measure would be imposed on the “mixed use” entertainment district in the city and would affect the sale of alcohol for on-site consumption, like at bars and restaurants.

There is already an 8 p.m. last call for the purchase of beer and wine at supermarkets or convenience stores and spirits at liquor stores near the entertainment district.

This is a developing story. Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

AP and NBC 6
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