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S.F. Bar Owners Want to Keep Liquor Flowing During Super Bowl

By Laird Harrison, KQED News Fix

When the San Francisco Giants won the World Series, the celebration turned ugly with cars overturned, a bus set on fire and 36 arrests. Now S.F. Mayor Ed Lee is running into challenges as he tries to prevent similar violence if the San Francisco 49ers win the Super Bowl.

Last week, Lee suggested that establishments serving alcohol switch to something softer, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The mayor said Thursday that next week he and Police Chief Greg Suhr will tour neighborhoods hit by vandalism after the World Series and during Occupy Wall Street protests last year to offer support to business owners and "also to suggest that they serve something (other) than heavy alcohol during times of celebration, because that inebriation sometimes doesn’t help with people who want to maybe go beyond the bounds of acceptability in their celebration."

Read the complete story at KQED News Fix.