DELRAY BEACH, FL (WFLX) - The owners of Bru's Room and HJ O'Connor's Pub will be allowed to sell alcohol just outside their doors during the Saint Patrick's Day parade on March 15. That decision came down Tuesday night at City Hall.
The city manager denied requests for outside sales from Bru's Room and H.J. O'Connor's Pub last month citing public safety. Supporters of both businesses plan to protest at City Hall ahead of a vote.
O'Connors Pub owners say they can't afford to lose out on the profits made on the holiday.
Commissioners remain on the fence. "On a day when so many of these businesses make a tremendous amount of their annual income, that would be closing down their ability to do that, and I don't feel comfortable with that," said Delray Beach City Commissioner Shelly Petrolia.
This is the first year parade organizers didn't ask open containers be allowed along the parade route leaving restaurants to fend for themselves.