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Changes coming to Charleston nightlife

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - The City of Charleston is taking steps to make sure successful bars don't overrun historic neighborhoods. 

City Council Tuesday night approved a new ordinance requiring nightspots to monitor their parking lots and to keep sidewalks in front of their buildings organized.

In addition, the city wants to enforce their noise ordinance. Bars and restaurants with music will have to have their doors and windows closed after 11 p.m. 

"This ordinance gives us the ability of working with the restaurants and bar owners to affect a better monitoring of activity to make sure that the great success of the bars and restaurants don't in any way affect the quality of life in adjacent neighborhoods," Mayor Joe Riley said. 

The mayor also wants to make sure that people drinking don't over do it. Businesses must have a person at the door checking IDs from midnight on. 


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