After a discussion that went in several directions, the City Council this week opted to preserve the status quo on bar hours throughout the city.

Two ordinances, one up for vote on July 12; the other to be voted on July 26, looked to either 1.) leave downtown bar hours at the current 6 am close and change bar hours outside downtown to 2 am, or 2.) change bar hours everywhere in the city to 2 am.

Jerry Bowman, the author of the first ordinance, pulled his from consideration on Tuesday, and LeVette Fuller, author of the 2am everywhere ordinance, did the same.

The final decision was no change in any hours.