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Liquor bans temporarily lifted ahead of Super Bowl

Booze ban for beach rescinded for Super Bowl weekend; extended hours in Miami

Big changes are coming to South Florida ahead of Super Bowl LIV.
Big changes are coming to South Florida ahead of Super Bowl LIV. (WPLG)


MIAMI – Thousands of people are getting ready to flood South Florida for Super Bowl LIV, and with that comes some big changes.

“(We’re) basically extending certain areas of the town to have 5 a.m. and some 7 a.m. for liquor sales when they normally would close a little earlier at 3,” Miami Commissioner Ken Russell said.

Wynwood and the Omni District are areas seeing this extension going into effect this weekend.

“Which brings millions in economic impact for hotels, restaurants, bars, jobs, people making extra in tips. It goes all the way up and down the ladder,” Russell said.

Fort Lauderdale also lifted their beach ban on alcohol for Super Bowl weekend, with the same message: More people, more tourism and bigger business.

Also, be prepared for safety changes.

“We are also working with an app called Safer app, where you can easily download it and report something that you see -- some suspicious activity,” Miami police spokesman Freddie Cruz said.


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