No extended hours for local bars on New Year’s Eve

Updated: Dec. 31, 2020 at 10:24 AM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - At Black Axes Throwing Club and Boots and Badges Bar & Grill, there are big plans for New Year’s eve.

“We are doing a glow night, black lights, neon targets, neon axe heads,” said owner Cathy Black. “We’ll have necklaces, bracelets, face paints, the whole nine yards.”

Black and the rest of her crew were at the Old Fannin location on Wednesday preparing the lights and decorations. The business is first responder owned and operated, and she said even though it’s a big night for business, they’ll be following the guidelines and shut down liquor sales at 11.

“When we started this business, we wanted to be part of the community, somebody that brought good to the community and did things for the community,” she said. “So we’re doing our best to stick by everything the governor says we need to do during this time, because safety and good health and things like that are very important, and we want to be a supporter of that.”

At Pelican Cove on the Reservoir, manager Ashley Goodson said the difference in the cutoff guidelines and a normal night probably won’t amount to much.

“We’ll just do business as usual, we usually close early anyway, so it’s not really a big deal for us,” she said. “It’s not really affecting us, any of this.”

Reservoir Police Chief Trevell Dixon said law enforcement officers will be out to make sure people are safe.

“Make sure you’re watching what you’re drinking, make sure you have a designated driver or call an Uber, be safe on the roads,” he said.

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