The Sandbar & Grille in St. Joseph has opened an outside eating area featuring live music, which city commissioners will allow on a limited basis.

ST. JOSEPH — In a split vote Monday, the St. Joseph City Commission reached a compromise with Tom Jennings, representing the Sandbar & Grille, to allow amplified outdoor music for an extra hour on Saturday nights in August.

Jennings had asked the commission to allow bands to play outdoors until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Amplified outdoor music normally is not allowed past 10 p.m. in the city.

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