CLEVELAND, Ohio — Next week is the due date for Cleveland locations to request an extended alcohol serving hours exception to 4 a.m. throughout next month’s NBA All-Star Weekend.
The weekend of events and video games is from Friday February 18th to Sunday February 20th, although the waiver duration runs till February 21st as it goes till 4am. The All-Star video game itself occurs on February 20th at 8pm at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Venues interested in serving alcohol till 4am throughout the time frame should use by 12pm on Thursday, January 20th.
Ohio passed legislation ahead of the 2016 Republican National Convention enabling approved locations to serve alcohol behind the normal 2: 30 a.m. limitation. For regulated occasions, locations in the city of Cleveland might use to the Ohio Division of Liquor Control for a waiver to serve alcohol till 4 a.m. Other cities might set their own renewal procedure. Lakewood, for example, did this in 2019.
Companies can use online. Applications needs to be emailed as a connected PDF, JPG or PNG to [email protected] The regional arranging committee sends the finished applications to the city for evaluation. The city then supplies the Ohio Division of Liquor Control with a list of suggested waiver receivers. The state will alert business if they are given an exemption.
David Gilbert, co-chair of the regional arranging committee and president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and Destination Cleveland, stated in a news release that typical application due dates have actually ended, however the procedure has actually been “extended in light of the continuous obstacles hospitality companies deal with, along with the modification of administration in the city of Cleveland.”
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