SLA extends alcohol-to-go into May

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The New York State Liquor Authority extended the executive order permitting takeout alcohol. A new update on its COVID guidance website names the new expiration date as May 6.

Previously, the order was set to expire on April 6, and March 28 before that. On Tuesday, Dominick Purnomo—local restaurateur and Feed Albany president—tweeted that the order was extended.

According to Purnomo, a restaurant industry advocate, passing a particular bill—A3116—is essential to keeping many restaurants afloat. Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy sponsors the bill, which would lengthen to-go alcohol services for two years.

Although the bill is welcomed by restaurants, Fahy said there’s been push back from liquor stores and distributors.

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