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The Proposed Uptown Curfew Just Got Voted Down by the Dallas City Council

Is this saga finally over?

The committee briefing
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It’s a victory today for the “Save the Patio” crew.

The Dallas City Council's Quality of Life, Arts and Culture Committee met this morning at Dallas City Hall to consider a late-night curfew or “late hours overlay” for bars in Uptown. It’s a battle years in the making. The measure was initially proposed in 2015, and bar owners in Uptown spoke out that closing at midnight would severely impact business.

Today’s vote provided an opportunity for the Quality of Life committee to send the decision to the full Dallas City Council to vote on in the future. But the committee voted it down, unanimously rejecting the curfew according to the Stop The Curfew coalition.

"Our work here is done," Stop The Curfew wrote on Facebook.

Update: Randall White, consultant to Stop the Curfew and the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association, told Eater via email: "We appreciate the collective effort of hundreds of residents, business owners, customers, and employees. They performed the important work of letting elected officials know how they felt about an issue that could have negatively affected them, their families, and Dallas’s quality of life for years to come."