If you’ve been enjoying picking up beer, wine, or cocktails to-go from your favorite local restaurants during the shutdown, the thought may have crossed your mind that you’d miss it when this was all over. If so, you’ll be happy to know that you may not have to miss it, after all.
Recently, Governor Greg Abbott implied that he’d consider letting the practice continue indefinitely.
Alcohol-to-go sales can continue after May 1.
From what I hear from Texans, we may just let this keep on going forever.#txlege
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 29, 2020
According to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Com.mission, when restaurants start opening tomorrow with the limited 25% capacity, alcohol to-go sales will continue. The announcement came on the TABC website: “Restaurants may also continue to use expanded to-go and delivery options.”
The TABC also said it is “reviewing the governor’s report and working with his office to seek further guidance on the specifics of the plan. We will continue updating this page with directives that will help businesses reopen safely under Gov. Abbott’s new executive order.”
So, it appears the practice may be here to stay.
For more information on guidelines restaurants must follow during phase one, click here.