NEW YORK CITY — Break out a flat mimosa or a barely bloody mary.
The city's restaurants will soon be able to serve alcohol on Sunday mornings starting at 10 a.m. after legislators agreed on Wednesday to amend the state's Alcohol Beverage Control Law.
"We've worked hard to cut red tape, lower costs and roll back burdensome regulations,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a statement, “to help New York's craft beverage industry thrive and create jobs, as well as some of the best beer, wine, cider and distilled spirits in the world."
The agreement is part of a Cuomo’s campaign to simplify the 80-year-old blue law that governs the sale of alcohol in New York State restaurants, wineries, distilleries, breweries and cideries.
The law outlawed the sale of alcohol on Sunday before noon and prohibited manufacturers from producing different kinds of alcohol in one location.
But the new agreement will allow restaurants to file for a license to sell alcohol starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays and manufacturers to apply for one license to make different kinds of alcohol in one facility.
Also, wine can now be sold in growlers.
It was not immediately clear when the amendments to the law would go into effect.
The updates were spurred by a team of food and beverage industry officials, who assembled at the behest of the governor's office, to brainstorm ways to simplify and consolidate the 80-year-old law. The recommendations they made in April were the basis of Cuomo’s proposed changes.
New Yorkers celebrated liberally on Twitter.
Raise a Bloody Mary: You'll soon be able to buy booze at Sunday brunch beginning at 10 a.m. https://t.co/wqm44pYPZv— Matthew Hamilton (@matt_hamilton10) June 14, 2016