A look at the state of the bar & restaurant business in North Carolina

Cities across North Carolina are considering or have created social districts. These are designated areas that allow people to drink openly outside...

July 27, 2022
3:30 AM

Cities across North Carolina are considering or have created social districts. These are designated areas that allow people to drink openly outside. While Kannapolis, Salisbury and Raleigh are among those moving forward, Charlotte has put plans on hold.Meanwhile, the state is loosening alcohol restrictions at private bars. Governor Roy Cooper signed legislation that removes so-called membership requirements at establishments where alcohol makes up more than 70 percent of total sales.Lastly, as the COVID state of emergency is comes to an end in North Carolina in a few weeks, the service industry is reflecting on all that has changed since March 2020.

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