Mimosas for brunch in New Bern?
NEW BERN, Craven County - The state's brunch bill is back on the agenda at New Bern City Hall. It's the first time city leaders talked about the bill since it failed to get a vote earlier this month.
If the ordinance passes, it will allow restaurants in New Bern to start selling alcohol starting as early as 10 a.m. on Sundays.
The City of New Bern tweeted the board will reconsider the state brunch bill at Tuesday's meeting. The meeting will be held Tonight at 7 p.m. at City Hall, located at 300 Pollock Street.
Board of Aldermen to reconsider #brunchbill at next Tuesday's board meeting. https://t.co/z5PZSFk8cG-- City of New Bern (@CityofNewBern) July 21, 2017
This is the first time the city will approach the ordinance since it failed to get a vote at a meeting on July 11. In that meeting, Alderman Jeffrey Odham made a motion to pass the brunch bill in New Bern. It failed after a lack of a second, so there was no vote.
If the ordinance had passed, it would have allowed restaurants in New Bern to start selling alcohol starting as early as 10 a.m. on Sundays. Gov. Roy Cooper signed the state bill into law, giving individual towns and cities the chance to choose whether it wanted the bill to be part of its local law. Previous state legislation prohibited the sale prior to noon.
Those in favor of the New Bern law said they wanted to enjoy drinks with their Sunday brunch. While many businesses were in favor, a large number we spoke with said it would deter people from going to church.