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Well, we need this silver lining!

When the world shut down, so did our favorite restaurants. Then take-out was huge, but what's a burger without an adult beverage to wash it down?

Restaurants and bars in Maine were then allowed to sell alcohol on a to-go basis as long as food was in the order. Distilleries could sell alcohol with no food attached.

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According to the Press Herald, Democratic Sen. Louis Luchini, representing parts of Hancock County, has a proposal that would make this a permanent part of the restaurant and bar business.

He told the Press Herald that the change,

...allows businesses to plan ahead and lets customers who may not feel comfortable dining out to enjoy a restaurant experience at home.

Yes, please. This would definitely help restaurants and diners. There are plenty of pandemic side effects we want to leave behind, like staffing and supply shortages throughout the world.

But making it easier to enjoy our amazing restaurants and bars in Maine is a win-win.

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