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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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I’m sure I am in the minority, but I’m just not a fan of the otherwise affable Ernest Hooper (I wince every time I read his closing sentence — “That’s all I am saying”).  His contention that “nothing good happens after 2 a.m.” as a criticism of the City of St. Petersburg’s recent decision to change “last call” to 3 a.m. is just silly.  Most of the great American cities have a “later last call” and a vibrant night life…

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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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I’m sure I am in the minority, but I’m just not a fan of the otherwise affable Ernest Hooper (I wince every time I read his closing sentence — “That’s all I am saying”).  His contention that “nothing good happens after 2 a.m.” as a criticism of the City of St. Petersburg’s recent decision to change “last call” to 3 a.m. is just silly.  Most of the great American cities have a “later last call” and a vibrant night life…

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St. Petersburg Council gets flooded with supporters for later ‘last call’

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If the City Council doesn’t vote today to extend closing times of bars until 3 a.m., it won’t be for a lack of trying on the part of late-night bars and their denizens. Council members were flooded Wednesday with shows of support for making St. Petersburg a last-stop destination in a nightlife world that’s eclipsed now by Tampa’s later burning neon lights. The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to council members that endorsed the longer drinking…

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Political Committee formed to advocate for extending ‘Last Call’ in St. Petersburg

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The St. Pete Hospitality Association has registered as a Political Committee with the City of St. Petersburg’s City Clerk to push for extending the “last call” to serve alcohol from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. Currently, a proposed city ordinance is before the St. Petersburg City Council that would extend the “last call” by one hour. The St. Pete Hospitality Association is led by community activist Jeff Copeland and will be financially supported by a host of St. Petersburg-based bars and…

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10 Connects report: Last call for alcohol in St. Pete – 2 a.m. or 3 a.m.?

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City Council members are preparing to once again take up a proposed ordinance that would extend the mandatory closing time for bars and restaurants to 3 a.m. 10 Connects’ Noah Pransky reports:

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