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Colorado may permanently allow cocktails to-go as bill makes its way through the legislature

A previous executive order from Democratic Gov. Jared Polis allowing takeout alcohol was scheduled to expire this summer.

Culture

Will Colorado’s special legislative session save restaurants? “Probably not,” industry leader says.

However, Sonia Riggs, CEO of the Colorado Restaurant Association, thinks any relief will be beneficial and may be able to help eateries at the margins

Politics and Government

Colorado governor lets bars, restaurants serve alcohol until 11 p.m., but continues last-call limit for 30 more days

Bars and restaurants, furious about the limitation, sued Gov. Jared Polis over his last-call order. But a Denver District Court judge sided with the governor and kept the mandate in place.

Coronavirus

Why a global fight over airplane manufacturing is affecting wine lists in Colorado restaurants

A 25% tariff on wines from France, Germany and Spain was supposed to make Boeing more competitive against Airbus. But it has mostly caused havoc for wholesale wine businesses and their restaurant customers.

Culture

Colorado lawmakers want to keep your to-go quarantinis flowing beyond the coronavirus crisis

But not everyone is toasting the bipartisan proposal, which would extend the policy allowing restaurants and bars to sell take-out beer, wine and mixed drinks for two more years

Culture

Colorado governor orders closure of restaurants, bars for at least 30 days to stem coronavirus spread

The order comes after Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and several mountain communities made the same decision just hours earlier to stem the spread of coronavirus

Coronavirus

Gunnison County bans restaurants, bars from serving people 60 and older to slow coronavirus spread

The order initially appeared to ban people vulnerable to the new coronavirus from grocery stores. Health managers say that’s not a bad idea.

Coronavirus