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Patrons at Chippewa-area bars must now be 21 every night of the week.
A provision that allowed customers between the ages of 18 and 20 to visit clubs and bars in the Chippewa Entertainment District on Thursday nights has ended, and the Common Council has decided not to renew the provision, which took effect April 3.
"There was no great groundswell of support to keep it open that our office received," said Ellicott Council Member Darius G. Pridgen, who represents the entertainment district.
Before the Council passed legislation in March, underage patrons were allowed in bars in the district every night of the week. Upset business owners came to Pridgen, citing public safety issues caused by underage revelers who were illegally served alcohol in some bars.
The district is bounded by Tupper Street, Main Street, Elmwood Avenue and Seneca Street.
Other clubs in the city aren't affected by the legislation.