After a few days of hearings, Quebec's liquor board has decided to not allow bars to stay open until 6 a.m. this summer.
In a decision that came down late Wednesday afternoon, the board says allowing bars to stay open until 6 a.m. was "against the public interest & could harm public tranquillity."
The pilot project was due to kick in on Thursday night, and run for four consecutive weekends.
Mayor Denis Coderre announced the pilot project in March. It was to give 19 bars in the downtown Ville-Marie borough the green light to stay open until 6 a.m. — well beyond the standard 3 a.m. closing time.
The liquor board was forced to reexamine its choice, however, after certain bars outside of the Ville Marie area complained.