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Restaurants, bars, breweries scramble to reinvent themselves to get around Abbott's bar shutdown
(Christen Rowan, Nightcap)

Sign outside NightCap in downtown Austin this summer.

By REESE OXNER, Texas Tribune

Hundreds of Texas bars and restaurants are scrambling to change how they operate, maneuvering through loopholes that will allow them to reopen after being closed by Gov. Greg Abbott's latest shutdown targeting bars.

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Governor OKs cocktails-to-go as bars face second shutdown

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission issued a notice over the weekend that the governor had expanded alcohol laws and would allow bars to sell mixed drinks in takeout orders, with some exceptions.

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A lifeline for some, a burden for others: To-go alcohol sales get mixed reviews from restaurants
(Karen Brooks Harper)

Austin sports bar owner Trey Dart was excited—along with the general drinking community—when last month Gov. Greg Abbott told establishments like his that they could sell cocktails to go during the pandemic shutdown.

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