East Lansing Leaders May Review 50/50 Restaurant Rules
According to a report from the Lansing State Journal, there could be a big change in East Lansing's city ordinances in the near future.
City officials told LSJ that city council members may review the city's "50/50" ordinance, requiring bars and restaurants serving alcohol to have 50 percent of its sales come from food sales. The law was introduced back in 1989 to promote dining diversity and to help curb excessive alcohol sales.
Some East Lansing bars are not required to adhere to the law, if they were opened prior to the ordinance going into effect. If city council members decide to repeal the ordinance, other rules in place requiring restaurants to offer at least 10 food items, and to offer dining space would still be in place.