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North Dakota Town Tells Theater, No Liquor for You: New at Reason

Bismarck, North Dakota, is not OK with a local theater trying to stay competitive by serving liquor. The theater applied for a liquor license and then, according to’s Eric Boehm:

City commissioners responded by tightening the rules on who can get a license to serve booze. They told the Bismarck Times that the original intent of the city’s liquor licensing law was to ensure only restaurants and bars can sell.  The new law requires potential licensees to have table tops and a full kitchen before they can serve beer or liquor.

In Bismarck, Carmike Theaters filed the license application on Jan. 20, before city commissioners rewrote the law to specifically exclude them.

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