Lafourche Council to Debate Longer Bar Hours

Jan 11, 2013

Lafourche Parish Council is considering whether later bar-closing hours on the weekend would provide an economic boost or a law enforcement problem.

The council will debate and ultimately vote later this month on a measure that would give Lafourche bars the option of staying open until 3 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Bars would still have to close at 2 a.m. Sundays through Fridays — the same time required throughout the week now.

The change would not apply to bars in the incorporated areas of the parish.

Councilman John Arnold, who introduced the proposed change, tells The Daily Comet the parish would benefit from extra tax collection and increased video poker royalties.

The council will vote on the issue Jan. 22.