A bill in Virginia would allow for cigar shops to serve a limited amount of alcohol.

Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, has introduced H.B. 2220, which would create a new license for a “limited mixed beverage retail cigar shop license.”

Under this license, cigar shops would be able to serve alcohol to a customer, though it is limited; no more than two five-ounce glasses of wine, two 12-ounce glasses of beer or two mixed beverages containing no more than two ounces of spirits.

The new license would cost $20 annually, though it would not become effective until July 1, 2018.

H.B. 2220 is expected to receive a hearing in a subcommittee of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Charlie Minato

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