The Wilton Chamber of Commerce reports that a recent poll of its member restaurants shows a strong interest in quickly updating closing hours to coincide with the town’s revised alcohol rules.
The revision to the rules was passed by a wide margin in the Annual Town Meeting votes on May 2 and May 6. The vote was 1,668 to 340. This will allow alcohol sales Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., and New Year’s Eve until 3 a.m. It essentially scraps the local guidelines for closing hours at restaurants that serve alcohol and allows the restaurants to follow the state’s more liberal guidelines, as do surrounding towns.