Saint Patrick’s Day Law

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Brian Boru co-owner Dan Steele about his request to the state to allow liquor sales starting at 6 am on this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day.

Dan Steele thought his request to lawmakers on Feb. 20 was a straightforward one: Pass legislation that would allow his Portland bar, Brian Boru, to open at 6 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day this year, when the holiday falls on a Sunday.

“This is a small-business issue in a tough economy,” said Steele, a co-owner of the Portland bar. “This is about my employees. This is about tax revenue. This is about jobs.”