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Could Bratislava be a "24-hour city"?

There is good reason for the Slovak capital to think about nightlife as a legitimate contributor to the economic and cultural health of the city.

Bratislava by night.(Source: Sme - Gabriel Kuchta)

Last month councillors in Bratislava's Old Town voted to make all bars and restaurants close at 22:00. This ridiculous curfew has not been implemented and sanity dictates that it never can be, but the situation is an example of a public policy problem cities everywhere face: How to balance the interests of business, tourism and culture with the need for people to get a good night’s sleep?  

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