Smaller sized Jacksonville dining places could start out serving liquor with new law

A new state law will allow smaller eating places alongside a extend of Kings Avenue to serve liquor and cocktails as lengthy as the establishment meets a series of problems together with a least of 50 seats.

The freshly approved regulation also will enable places to eat in the downtown Northbank to receive the distinctive licenses if they can serve at the very least 50 men and women at a time, half of the previous 100-diner threshold.

The measure — House Invoice 1497 released by point out Rep. Wyman Duggan, R-Jacksonville — took effect immediately just after it was signed this 7 days by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The regulation results in and provides the Kings Avenue Industrial Corridor to current places in downtown Jacksonville and historic neighborhoods such as Riverside, Avondale, San Marco and other people where the state previously opened the door to smaller eating places becoming ready to serve liquor and cocktails.