The Port Washington Common Council approved the ordinance to allow earlier alcohol sales during its meeting on Tuesday night. Retailers can now start selling as early as 6 a.m., two hours earlier than the law allowed before.
Ald. David Larson said officials began discussing the concept after recent changes in sales hours in Saukville.
"It's really (to accommodate) the boaters," he said. In season, boaters will flock to Port hoping to hit the water early, but not earlier than 8 a.m. if they need to stock up on beer, first.
"The last thing we want is for people to say 'Hey, don't buy your supplies in Port, go to Saukville,'" Larson said.
Gov. Scott Walker in December signed the law that expanded the hours of beer, wine and liquor sales, according to WKOW.com. The law also gave individual municipalities the ability to decide whether to make any changes to its current hours of sale.
Sales will continue to end every day at 9 p.m.