City of Manassas considering expanding public drinking hours

The city of Manassas is considering taking advantage of a new Virginia state law to expand public drinking options for residents and visitors.

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The city is currently able to allow public drinking during 12 special events per year.

But the new Commonwealth law would permit them to allow public drinking on every weekend.

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If the city council approves the move tonight, it will go before the Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Authority.

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Public drinking would only be permitted within certain parameters within the city.