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Atlanta Bars Will Stay Open Late to Celebrate the Falcons This Sunday

Mayor Kasim Reed has signed a temporary ordinance

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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan says, “Thanks, Mr. Mayor.”
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With the Atlanta Falcons playing in the Super Bowl this Sunday, it may be a late night for locals. Win or lose, Atlantans will either be celebrating hard or drowning their sorrows. That being the case, the city government wants to make sure no one has to turn in too early.

Mayor Kasim Reed has signed an executive order that will allow bars in the city to remain open until 2:30 a.m. Monday morning. Normally, Atlanta’s watering holes run dry at the stroke of midnight as Sunday turns to Monday.

The order reads as follows: “Whereas, the Mayor, in celebration of the Atlanta Falcons NFC Championship win; and in recognition of the desire of the citizens of and visitors to the City of Atlanta to celebrate the Falcons participation in Super Bowl LI, hereby suspends enforcement of the current allowable hours of operation at certain locations licensed for the sale of alcohol for on premises consumption on Super Bowl Sunday so as to accommodate the festive nature of this day.”

Now, Falcons fans just need to line up their excuses for the lack of productivity that is sure to come at work on Monday.

See the full executive order below.

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