PANAMA CITY-- Panama City commissioners heard the first reading of the plan that would eliminate a 500-foot buffer between bars, and churches and schools, for a specific section of St. Andrew.
Commissioners approved the same move for Downtown Panama City two years go.
While there hasn't been a surge of new bars, established owners say business has increased.
Supporters predict the proposal will do the same for St. Andrew.
"We have a lot of people that visit. A lot of tourists that visit and so any time you eliminate some barriers, you bring tourists to the area, it's a good opportunity," said Mike Nichols, Panama City Commissioner.
Commissioners are scheduled to vote on the proposal at the end of the month.