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She said it is especially hard to meet the requirements at Pat’s Tap, because the food is inexpensive but there are 24 local beers on tap.
Among other things, a draft revision of the rules would create a new section describing management responsibility for monitoring customers’ behavior and noise levels. It would also add a definition of a restaurant requiring a substantial menu to be available with a full-service kitchen and food in stock.
The city will continue to refine the details, though, as leaders meet with neighborhood organizations and the restaurant industry.
Saying the laws are outdated, Council Member Elizabeth Glidden questioned at a meeting last week how the city could still maintain reasonable standards for restaurants.
“Part of the questions in the neighborhoods … is that if we change these food-alcohol requirements, what would then be our mechanisms to make sure that our restaurants are good neighbors, that we have good ways to monitor and manage them?” she said.
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