Miami Beach Bans Sidewalk Alcohol After 2 A.M.

Miami Beach commissioners have approved a ban on alcohol consumption at sidewalk cafes between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m.

Commissioners approved the measure at Wednesday's meeting. The new law will go into effect May 30.

Supporters say it will create a safer environment and will cut down on crime. There are 196 sidewalk cafes in Miami Beach, most of them in South Beach.

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