The City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Nov. 18 that allows city businesses to sell alcoholic beverages until 2 a.m. daily.
Businesses are required to apply for a new alcoholic beverage permit through the T exas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in order to extend alcohol sales until 2 a.m.
Dec. 1 was the first day businesses could submit an application for a new alcohol sales permi t.
As of Dec. 1 four businesses had already submitted permit applications to the city secretary's office for review before submission to the TABC.
The application process will take a few weeks for businesses that already possess a permit, TABC spokeswoman Mariann Morelock said. These businesses could potentially be approved for a new permit before New Year's Eve, she said.
For businesses applying for an alcohol sales permit for the first time, the application process may take four to six weeks, Morelock said.
Businesses that obtained a late-night alcohol sales permit before the 2008 ordinance was repealed must also apply for a new permit, Morelock said.
The proposition on the Nov. 4 ballot that allowed the council to vote on the ordinance passed with nearly 60 percent of the votes in favor of the ordinance from both Collin and Denton counties.
The council's vote was a step in the process to continue growing the city, said Chris Moss, treasurer for Frisco 2 a.m. PAC, a political action committee.
"Now we need to work with community partners to make sure we get some entertainment districts and destination dining districts in Frisco," he said.