R.I.’s ban on happy hours questioned

RICK SIMONE, executive director of the Federal Hill Commerce Association and the Ocean State Coalition, says state should undo it's ban on "happy hour" specials, although he'd like to see those specials call something else. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
After nearly three decades devoid of after-work drink specials, a push to legalize happy hour in Rhode Island is brewing again. Rep. Karen Alzate, D-Pawtucket, recently submitted legislation that would let restaurants and bars offer happy hour drink specials as long as they are coupled with food. Meanwhile, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, a Democratic gubernatorial…

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