Council denies bars' requests
Downtown bars wanted to close city streets on Mizzou football game days
The Columbia council has shot down multiple requests from downtown bars to close city streets.
A number of bars, including Bengal's, Shiloh and Campus Bar & Grill, asked to close down streets on homecoming and allow for open containers.
Several of the requests were in protest of Harpo's Bar & Grill, whose owners first asked the council for approval.
Many council members thought the request was a mess and not thought out.
Columbia police were also against the plan, saying they didn't have enough staff to add the extra patrol needed.
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