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Six months before Mayor Mike McGinn unveiled his proposal to let bars stay open past 2 a.m., the Washington State Liquor Control Board heard much the same pitch — from a group of Seattle nightclub owners.

Eight members of the Seattle Nightlife and Music Association met with Liquor Control Board staff in January. They were told the state might consider extending the hours that alcohol can be served if club owners could show public support for the idea.

This week, McGinn launched his initiative to tackle the persistent problem of nightclub noise and violence, including lifting the 2 a.m. cap on serving alcohol — a top goal of the Nightlife and Music Association, whose members have developed a close working relationship with the new mayor.

Full story: Local News | Seattle nightclub owners have ally at City Hall | Seattle Times Newspaper