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Weirton City Council hopes to pass Brunch Bill

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One of the main issues addressed at Weirton City Council’s regular meeting Monday was a brunch bill, which the council is hoping to enact. 

The proposed bill would allow certain businesses in Weirton to serve alcohol on Sundays beginning at 10:00 a.m. Under the current law they cannot be served until 1:00 p.m. 

“The reason why this brunch bill, to me, is even more important to me and my fellow restaurateurs that are here, is that we’re tired of apologizing that we can’t serve someone coming from one of our hotels, a beer,” said Dewey Guida, owner of Dee Jay’s BBQ Ribs & Grille. 

Guida also mentioned that businesses in neighboring areas like Steubenville and Pittsburgh are able to serve alcohol earlier on Sundays than their counterparts in Weirton, providing what he felt was an advantage. 

If the brunch bill is enacted, it would only apply to establishments that posses an Alcohol Beverage Control Administration Class A license.

The brunch bill was only discussed at Monday’s meeting and will be voted on at a later date.

Stay with 7News for updates. 

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