COLUMBIA – The Missouri Senate decision to extend a bill allowing the sale of take-out alcohol comes into effect Saturday.
The Senate bill on Bill 126 was established at the start of the pandemic to create a safer and more socially distant way of drinking. July 7 the senate decided to extend the dates of entry into force of the bill in light of a spike in projections of COVID-19 cases.
Tropical Liquors is one of the many local bars that are in favor of extending the take-out law.
Tropical Liquors Head Bartender Rebecca Thomas said being able to take alcoholic slushies from the restaurant in a safe environment is a smart way to drink.
“It’s a great idea for people to responsibly bring their alcohol home so they can drink where they don’t have to worry about driving,” Thomas said.
A waiter from another local restaurant, Las Margaritas, expressed gratitude for the extension of the order.
“Personally, I love it because a lot of people want drinks to go and it increases sales for us,” said Bella Bowers.
Law SB 126 stipulates that bar establishments “must provide the consumer with a dated receipt for the purchase of intoxicating drinks”.
The law will remain in force indefinitely, unless future legislation decides otherwise.