Paper: 15 stores to close if Tallinn's alcohol restrictions change

Alcohol store.
Alcohol store. Source: RIA Novosti/Scanpix

Plans put forward by Tallinn mayor Mihhail Kõlvart to further restrict selling alcohol around schools could see the closure of 15 stores, Postimees reported on Wednesday morning.

The mayor's plan calls for a 150-meter alcohol restriction area around all childcare facilities, meaning that a company specializing in alcohol sales should not be closer than 150 meters to kindergartens, schools, and youth facilities, currently alcohol stores must be at least 50 meters from schools.

Postimees found that 15 stores across Tallinn would breach the new rules. There are four shops in kesklinn (city center), three each in Põhja-Tallinn (north Tallinn) and Mustamäe, two each in Nõmme and Lasnamäe, and one in Kristine.

The plans were discussed by Tallinn City Council on Tuesday with all factions agreeing a rule change was needed.


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