Miami Beach Mayor Lampoons Late Night Liquor Sales Along Ocean Drive

Last call is coming earlier than usual at some outdoor bars and restaurants on Miami Beach as the tourist city tries to clean up its image by banning alcohol sales at sidewalk cafes after 2 a.m.
The move, which takes effect on Saturday, is targeted at Ocean Drive in the popular South Beach district.
Mayor Philip Levine, who spearheaded the rule, says the street has marred the city's picture postcard image of pastel-colored Art Deco hotels under swaying palm trees lining the seafront.
He likened Ocean Drive to Bourbon Street, New Orleans' alcohol-drenched tourist area.



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