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Scott Wexler, with the Empire State Restaurant and Tavern Association, speaks in favor of extending alcohol-to-go, outside the New York State Capitol on June 10, 2021
Karen DeWitt

New York lawmakers will likely not be extending alcohol to go at restaurants and bars as part of their actions on the final day of the legislative session. Restaurant and tavern owners, who are still struggling financially, are expressing their disappointment. 

El Loco Restaurant in Albany.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Should restaurants in New York be allowed to continue to-go alcohol sales even after the pandemic? Many local leaders and business owners say yes.