LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy, one hard-hit community on Long Island is ready to serve up alcohol on its newly-rebuilt boardwalk.
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Supporters argue that allowing alcohol to be served at some food service concession stands along the famed Long Beach boardwalk would be good for business, WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs reported.
Sean Sullivan cant think of another community that doesn’t allow alcohol at beach restaurants. He owns one of the four boardwalk businesses asking for a change in city code to allow them to serve up adult drinks, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported.READ MORE: Some Real Estate Agents Report Surge Of New Yorkers Moving From Manhattan To The Bronx
“The sun sets goes across the water — its beautiful, everybody loves to have something to drink with dinner,” Sullivan said. “It makes a big difference as far as business goes.”
“There’s plenty of bars, if someone wants to drink, they can go get their drink there and go back to the boardwalk,” one man said.
The alcohol sale proposal is scheduled to be addressed in a City Council vote on Tuesday.
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