Industry City Council Looking To Ban New Bars

CITY OF INDUSTRY (CBS) — Only restaurants may be allowed to serve alcohol in the City of Industry, if city leaders get their way.

The City Council will consider an ordinance Thursday that would outlaw any new alcohol-only bars from opening in the city, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports. Only restaurants with a kitchen would be allowed to serve booze, according to the proposed ordinance.

The bars currently operating in the city would be grandfathered in until they make a major change and need new permits, Mayor Dave Perez told the Tribune.

The City of Industry, a mostly industrial city home to no less than six strip clubs, has historically had problems with cocktail lounges and beer bars, the mayor said. The establishments would begin as sports bars, then become night clubs.

Only five bars in Industry have an “alcohol-only” type license, according to the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control.

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