Port Royal council passes a 2 a.m. last call for alcohol

Bar taps at Wren in downtown Beaufort. Many area businesses already close by 2 a.m.

Update April 14: Port Royal Town Council has approved a 2 a.m. closing time for establishments serving alcohol.

Head on over to The Island Packet to read about the news.

With Port Royal moving this way, there's a strong chance Beaufort will follow suit to stop any drunken bar hoping.

First reporting February 25: At the recent Beaufort-Port Royal joint council meeting the idea of moving up last call for alcohol to 2 a.m. in Port Royal had some traction.

State law already sets a 2 a.m. limit for liquor and the City of Beaufort may join in Port Royal's move for an earlier limit on beer and wine.

As you might expect, some business owners aren't happy about the idea — read about what's up at The Island Packet.

Update March 3: Debate and discussion is continuing and at the Wednesday Port Royal Town Council meeting the idea was still very much alive.

However a clear direction on how to regulate late-night problem spots was not. 

Head on over to The Island Packet to read about what's up.

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