Sunday Alcohol Sales Begin Today

With the adoption of the Sunday alcohol sales ordinance by the Woodstock City Council and the certification of the election Tuesday, businesses already licensed can begin selling today.

Buy a six pack and enjoy it today.

After a series of approvals, meetings and votes this year, Woodstock citizens can now drive to the store and buy alcohol on Sunday.

It began earlier this year when Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation to allow counties and cities to vote on Sunday alcohol sales.

The  was quick to putting the vote in the citizens' hands to decide on the issue at the Nov. 8 general elections. The , however, took some time to put the referendum on the ballot, but finally .

The referendum passed at 69.08 percent, 822 in favor and 368 against, for the city at the Nov. 8 election.

The mayor and City Council adopted an ordinance Monday, Nov. 14 to finalize the process. The election results were certified Tuesday, Nov. 15. With the adoption of the ordinance and the certification of the election, Sunday sales by businesses already licensed for the package sales of malt beverages, wine and/or distilled spirits in the City of Woodstock are able to begin selling today, said City Manager Jeff Moon.

Restaurants in many places already allow sales by the drink on Sundays, but this measure passed by the voters will allow packaged alcohol sales in liquor stores, grocery stores and convenience stores between 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

The following package stores will be open on Sundays starting today:

1050 Buckhead Xing
Open Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

610 Claremore Professional Way
Open Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

3333 Trickum Road
Open Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

8507 Hwy. 92
Open Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There is no increase in the alcohol license fee or any additional permits/licenses required for Sunday package sales, Moon said. No further action is needed by already licensed establishments in order to begin selling packaged alcoholic beverages today.  

March 6 is when Georgia will hold presidential primaries, and that’s when the next batch of Sunday sales measures will hit the ballot. ,  and Athens are among the localities that will vote on the issue that day.


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