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Cleveland establishments can now apply for waiver to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. during 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend

The deadline for the waiver is 12 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 20.

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As the 2022 NBA All-Star Game approaches, the City of Cleveland is making preparations. On Wednesday, the Local Organizing Committee for the 2022 NBA All-Star announced the availability of an Extended Hours Waiver, which will allow venues in the city of Cleveland to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. during All-Star Weekend (Feb. 18-21).

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Applications for the waiver can be found here and must be e-mailed as a PDF, JPEG or PNG attached file to request@clevelandsports.org. From there, the Local Organizing Committee will submit all completed applications to the City of Cleveland for review and the City of Cleveland will then provide a list of recommended waiver recipients to the State of Ohio Division of Liquor Control. The State will then notify businesses if they are granted a waiver.

The deadline to submit waivers is 12 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 20. Late applications will not be accepted.

“While the deadlines initially outlined on the application have passed, the Local Organizing Committee has worked with the City of Cleveland and State of Ohio to extend the process in light of the continuing challenges faced by hospitality businesses as well as the change of administration in the City of Cleveland,” David Gilbert, co-chair of the Local Organizing Committee and president and CEO of Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and Destination Cleveland, said in a statement. “We appreciate the State and new City of Cleveland administration’s flexibility and willingness to amend the standard process. Given the compressed timeline, it is imperative that businesses submit completed applications to request@clevelandsports.org to be considered for the waiver.”