WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Bakeries, cafes and coffee shops in West Palm Beach may soon be allowed to serve beer and wine.
"This is something that customers ask for," Carole Gallant, the owner of Bistro Bistro in Northwood Village said.
Since Gallant opened the gourmet bistro in 2011, customers have reminded her something is missing.
"When you travel a lot, when you go in Europe, everywhere you go -- whether it is in Italy or France -- a glass of wine at the table in a little bistro is always something you're looking for," Gallant said.
City ordinances don't let bakeries, cafes and coffee shops sell alcohol, Elliot Cohen, a City of West Palm Beach spokesperson said.
On Monday, Cohen said city commissioners would consider changes to the ordinance that would lead to parity between bakeries, cafes and coffee shops and restaurants.
"I think it benefits the small business that is going to do that. It will bring people in to their business, and, hopefully, add to it," West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio said.
The change is part of a broader, citywide effort.
Later this year, the Palm Beach Zoo is expected to be allowed to sell beer and wine.
At Palm Beach Outlets, which is still under construction, Whole Foods Market is expected to allow shoppers to buy and drink alcohol on the premises.
"A glass of wine with a piece of pate, a piece of bread, so, if they find that here, I mean, it's going to make us grow faster and bigger," Gallant said. "It's not a big, huge industry -- what we have here. It's a small, little family business. So, if we get that, it's going to open a big door for us."
City commissioners are expected to discuss the ordinance on Monday.