Albany City Commissioners Tuesday night
changed an ordinance that could have prevented new restaurants from opening in
parts of the city. The law restricts the number of alcohol
licenses the city can issue in each ward.
Tuesday night commissioners increased that
maximum number to 16 and removed restaurants from the rule. It
now only applies to bars.
"It gives us an
opportunity to encourage more restaurants, I would hate for us to be getting a
new restaurant in town, and tell them they couldn't serve liquor or beer in
their establishment," said Mayor Dorothy Hubbard.