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This cocktail-to-go startup is helping restaurants sell carryout booze

As the Covid-19 pandemic closed many Chicago restaurants and bars last year, to-go cocktails became one of the ways those businesses could continue to bring in revenue. The city legalized the practice of selling mixed drinks to go in June 2020, and the practice could become permanently legal in Chicago under a new proposal from Mayor Lori Lightfoot. The state of Illinois officially expanded the booze to-go law for three years earlier this month, meaning restaurants can continue offering carryout cocktails until at least 2024.
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