Kearney allows to-go alcohol sales

Restaurants licensed to sell mixed alcoholic beverages by the drink in Kearney are now permitted to sell those drinks for take-home consumption. The temporary allowance is to assist local businesses with sales in light of the stay-home order in effect to slow the spread of COVID-19, which has closed down regular dine-in and bar sales.

KEARNEY — Restaurants licensed to sell mixed alcoholic beverages by the drink in Kearney are now permitted to sell those drinks for take-home consumption.

The allowance, approved by Mayor Randy Pogue, is "consistent with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Order permitting the use of drive-thru, pick-up or delivery," states a city release dated Saturday, March 28.

The temporary allowance is to assist local businesses with sales in light of the stay-home order in effect to slow the spread of COVID-19, which has closed down regular dine-in and bar sales.

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