I am a CWP holder in NC. My question is this: While it is illegal for me to carry in an establishment that sells alcohol for consumption on the premises, can I carry if the restaurant is closed for the night. I am a restaurant manager and I can't have my firearm with me. I'm kinda sorta ok with that, but my concern is this. Friday night while we were cleaning and closing down, an employee from the restaurant across the parking lot apparently escaped and ran out when three gunmen held the place up. After they robbed everyone they asked for the surveillance video, and then cocked their guns. The poor kid just jetted out the back door as fast as he could. He came to our restaurant for help. Is it only illegal to carry in a restaurant during business hours when they actually serve alcohol. I really sense the need to have my firearm with me while closing down at night. Any info?