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LIVE NOW: Columbia City Council to discuss controversial 2 a.m. bar closing ordinance

Recently, the group of neighbors who live near Five Points gathered to share their message – and stories – ahead of a Tuesday morning public hearing on the issue they assembled to address. (Source: WIS) Recently, the group of neighbors who live near Five Points gathered to share their message – and stories – ahead of a Tuesday morning public hearing on the issue they assembled to address. (Source: WIS)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Members of Columbia's city council are holding a hearing seeking input on Councilman Howard Duvall's plan to end special permits allowing bars to stay open past 2 a.m.

That hearing is expected to begin at 11 a.m.

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Duvall’s goal could be tough to achieve. The ordinance has plenty of detractors who say it unfairly targets bars outside Five Points, would be bad for business, and wouldn't work anyway.

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