Now officials in Chicago and New York are reconsidering their rules.
Using police to forcefully shut down Mac's Public House is a violation of liberty and a waste of resources.
Data from Yelp shows that the long-term economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic is only starting to be realized. And federal unemployment data shows layoffs are climbing again.
If there's a silver lining for the bars and restaurants that have been hit by the COVID-19 lockdowns, it's the widespread loosening of liquor laws.
If cities will accommodate huge numbers of visitors, why not extend the courtesy to locals?