Old Laundry Eatery gets City of Vincent approval for 7am drinks

Old Laundry Eatery gets City of Vincent approval for 7am drinks

STAFF at The Old Laundry Eatery will be able to celebrate with champagne at 7am after the City of Vincent council approved an extension of its alcohol serving hours.

An application was made to serve alcohol from 7am, instead of only from 11am, to allow champagne breakfasts.

Applicant Bruce Arnold said the business, which has been operating for almost two years, had turned away customers in the past because of the restrictions.

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He said the move was to also have an edge over the competition during an “economic squeeze” in the industry.

“It is not about binge drinking, we just want to offer a broader scope and extend our service,” he said.

Acting mayor Roslyn Harley said it was a “step forward”.

“I support this, other venues serve alcohol before lunch time,” she said.

Councillor Jimmy Murphy also spoke in support of the earlier time.

“It is great to see a venue actively change the drinking culture; this is a positive step in the right direction,” he said.