The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved an amendment that will allow for curbside delivery of alcohol in manufactured sealed containers.
The LRA Advocacy Team has worked this issue over the last four months with a fellow lobbyist, Councilmembers Moak and Dunn, and the Parish Attorney to achieve this result. The focus being to provide restaurants additional opportunity for revenue.
These restrictions were originally passed in the 90s as a tactic to reduce DUIs and open containers. Ride services like Uber and Lyft have favorably impacted this issue.
The Advocate Baton Rouge story "Booze to-go is here to stay: Extension of alcohol takeout, delivery OK'd in Baton Rouge" quotes LRA President and CEO Stan Harris:
"While the COVID operating restrictions are being eased, our members lost over a full year of normal revenue. The approval of this amendment will allow them to continue to recover revenue and hopefully sustain their business operations."