Atlantic City OKs booze on the Boardwalk to boost crowds

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For the first time, people can enjoy an alcoholic beverage while strolling the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Searching for ways to boost tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic in a resort whose casinos remain closed and restaurants still can’t offer indoor dining, the city is dropping a longtime prohibition on drinking on the Boardwalk to try to capture the party spirit of places like New Orleans.

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Mayor Marty Small issued an executive order on Monday allowing for public consumption of alcohol in a few areas including the Boardwalk.

Pat Fasano, who owns two restaurants in Atlantic City, says it could create a kind of Bourbon Street vibe.

**In the video, below, watch a past report when an emergency rule allowed Ohio establishments to sell and deliver alcohol when inside dining wasn’t allowed**

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