Mayor-President Kip Holden signed an ordinance change Tuesday to relax East Baton Rouge Parish’s blue laws, clearing the way for bars around the parish to open on Sundays.
The new laws went into effect as soon as Holden signed the proposal, said Chris Cranford, executive director of the parish’s Alcoholic Beverage Control.
The measure, which was approved 8-3 by the Metro Council on Oct. 24, means that bars in the city of Baton Rouge and in the unincorporated areas of the parish will be able to serve alcohol from 11 a.m. to midnight on Sundays. Stores will be able to sell alcohol before 11 a.m.
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