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Metropolitan Planning Commission votes to approve liquor license moratorium

If approved, the pause could mean the city would not see new businesses that want to sell...
If approved, the pause could mean the city would not see new businesses that want to sell alcohol for six months. It would not affect businesses that have already been approved, but have yet to receive, a license.(WJRT)
Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 4:51 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2021 at 5:39 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - During its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 1, The Shreveport-Caddo Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) addressed whether to implement a moratorium on new liquor licenses.

After deliberation, the MPC voted to approve the 6-month liquor store moratorium

The pause on issuing liquor licenses could mean the city would not see new businesses that want to sell alcohol for six months. It will not affect businesses that have already been approved, but have yet to receive a license.

On Oct. 26, the Shreveport City Council passed a resolution encouraging the MPC to suspend new liquor licenses.

During this period of time, the city council plans to examine how liquor stores affect the health and safety of residents in Shreveport neighborhoods.

According to the resolution, which was spearheaded by Councilmembers Tabatha Taylor (Dist. A) and John Nickelson (Dist. C), “A six-month moratorium...will allow the City time to develop a plan and guidelines for liquor stores moving forward.”

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