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Bars may not buy into new Savannah alcohol ordinance

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Several bar owners said they are not a fan of a new Savannah ordinance allowing younger people in their bar.

Savannah City Council approved some changes to the alcohol ordinance Thursday.

Bars can now allow people 18 to 20 years old inside, if they choose, as long as that bar has live music. This only covers bands—not DJs or karaoke.

The bar must apply for a specific license for this. They also have to submit a plan to police about how they'll keep those underage people from drinking—issues that are a concern for some.

The downtown alderman said it's about providing these underage people an opportunity to enjoy music.

"Underage drinking is and always has been and always will be something that has to be carefully monitored. I don't think this is going to make any noticeable difference to the issue of underage drinking. I don't see that being a problem,” said Alderman Bill Durrence.

The ordinance goes into effect on January 1st. Bars choosing to do this must have their plan approved to receive the license. Many bar owners on Congress Street, who did not want to comment on camera, said allowing these people in just creates more headaches.

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