City scraps plans to have bars close doors at 3 a.m.

NEW ORLEANS - The city of New Orleans is moving forward with enhanced security measures, particularly in the French Quarter and on Bourbon Street, but one of them won't be to have the bars shut doors at 3 a.m., a city official confirmed Tuesday.

The idea would not have 'closed' the bars or stopped them from serving customers, but would have required doors to be closed to prevent the 'free and open flow' in and out of bars.

That measure met with a lot of controversy and made news throughout the country.

The city issued a news release Tuesday evening touting its plan and saying, "the City will not pursue changes that will require ABOs to keep their doors closed after 3 a.m. due to other public safety issues that may have resulted from reduced capacity and fire exits in bars.”

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