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Lawmakers Kill Plan To Keep Boston Bars Open Later

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BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts lawmakers have killed a proposal to let Boston bars stay open later.

Mayor Marty Walsh wanted to experiment with the idea of letting some bars stay open late to help Boston better compete with other cities.

Most bars and restaurants currently close at 2 a.m.

In March, Walsh said certain neighborhoods would be allowed to serve alcohol until 2:30 a.m. and doors would close an hour later.

“Ultimately what we’re going to need is, potentially, a change in the Legislature, because the licenses are state licenses,” Walsh told WBZ NewsRadio in March.

The proposal was killed as part of the budget negotiations.

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