LR City Leaders Discuss Private Club Hours

Published 08/12 2014 07:30PM

Updated 08/13 2014 07:56AM

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Private clubs in the city hold special permits allowing them to serve alcohol until 5 a.m.

Some people are arguing they are a threat to public safety, citing an increase in calls for police help as the night gets later.

But supporters showed up in force today to argue against forcing private clubs to close their doors earlier.

"I am a single mother of two teenage daughters, I have raised both my kids working in the bar business. This is all I know. If I don't have this, I don't have anything, my kids don't have anything," says bartender Jamie Allison.

City directors took late night tours of the private clubs and we expect to hear their observations during the discussion this evening.

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