by Kwame Opam, at Dec. 20, 2010, 5:10 p.m.
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Text: The Raines Law Room's look and feel dates back to before Prohibition. Passed in 1896, the Raines Law was meant to keep sobriety on Sundays by prohibiting the sale of alcohol on Sundays except by hotels. To circumvent the law, saloon owners bought hotel licenses after furnishing small bedrooms. In this way, they were able to sell their alcohol undaunted. Today, this hotel makes use of the story to create a unique bar look, where the bar itself is styled after the island in a rather ritzy kitchen.
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