Tallahassee Lawmaker Wants To Change Boundaries For Booze

Feb 1, 2016

Rep. Alan Williams
Credit Florida House of Representatives

The House is debating a bill that would change Tallahassee’s downtown boundary for alcohol sales. 

Representative Alan Williams introduced the bill last year, but it died in committee. The new boundary would include Alfred B. Lawson Center and Bragg Stadium on the Florida A&M University campus. School official Tola Thompson says the university has no plans to sell alcohol at football or basketball games, but it will still benefit from the legislation.

“It gives us additional opportunities to have greater use for community purposes for those two facilities,” Thompson says.

Also, the Tallahassee City Commission is allowing all establishments that serve alcohol to stay open until 4 a.m. And FSU can now sell beer at baseball games.