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Council looking to prorate liquor licenses

The Austin City Council unanimously approved a motion to forward a vote on prorating on-sale liquor licenses during its Monday evening work session.

The measure would prorate on-sale liquor licenses for the portion of the year that bars and restaurants were unable to sell on-sale liquor due to government restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The total to be refunded would be about $12,800 to businesses. This would include on-sale liquor, on-sale wine, clubs, 3.2 beer and Sunday on-sale licenses.

The vote will be held at the council’s next regular meeting; refunds cannot be issued until the council approves.