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Savannah Bars Open Sunday For St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

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The rain isn't keeping St. Patrick's Day partiers at home. River Street is still seeing business and those who want to enjoy an alcoholic beverage have more options on places they can drink on a Sunday.

Those who didn't want to get wet could find shelter at a local bar which normally would be closed on a Sunday but thanks to a new law is open for business.

If you want a cold one on a Sunday during St. Patrick's Day celebrations your hunt shouldn't take as long.

"I think it's great now that the laws have loosened up for individuals, they choose to can go to a bar if they want to," said visitor Deborah Woodard.

Visitor Deborah Woodard said bars like Bay Street Blues just have a great vibe and are easy to get to if all you want to do is hang out and drink.

"It's just a more relaxed atmosphere. I'm not saying a restaurant is not but if you just want to go with some friends and just chill out this is the place to come," said Woodard.

The co-owner of Bay Street Blues, Bonnie Walden, said she's thrilled she can serve on Sundays when the St. Patrick's day holiday falls.

"It was a long drawn out process, more than I had ever imagined, but we did it. We fought the law and we won," said Walden.

Since business isn't interrupted the profits keep on coming

"It's absolutely financially huge. I mean in the last two days we've done more than we would do in a month and we still have two days left thanks to the senate bill," said Walden.

Walden said being open on a Sunday makes a big difference to employees too.

"Overall the city has 22 bars that are able to open now, they are going to employ about 325 people today, so that's going to be a lot of people who are going to benefit for being open on Sunday," said Walden.

The new law does cut off alcohol sales at bars by midnight on Sunday.

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