FT. MYERS BEACH, Fla. - Drinking on the sand is about to get easier on Ft. Myers Beach.
Beach leaders will now allow almost every business to serve booze on the beach.
The ordinance will allow the 12 restaurants and bars that already serve to extend that area. And those that don't could also cash in. It would not apply to liquor bought at area stores. Businesses could apply for a permit to serve alcohol up to 2,500 square feet on the shoreline but they'd have to stop an hour after sunset or by 9 p.m., whichever comes first.
It goes into effect on March 4, giving establishments time to apply.
But your opinions are mixed.
Jason White writing on our Fox 4 Rising Facebook page:
"It's a double-edged sword. While great for business, it has the potential to get out of hand. They will definitely have to come up with some sort of regulation."