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Carbondale City Leaders are lowering a food and beverage tax passed back in June from 4 percent to 2 percent. Officials have received a lot of backlash from local business owners saying the tax would scare off customers. So the City Council has agreed to lower the tax but they have also extended their original proposal to cover more places. Now the tax will include businesses such as grocery stores and movie theaters along with prepared food at bars and restaurants from the original proposal.