Sunday alcohol sales regulations approved in Walker County
The rules and regulations surrounding Walker County selling alcohol on Sunday have been approved and put in place, starting immediately.
Director of Public Relations of Walker County Joe Legge said, "Our restaurants will be able to sell alcohol on Sundays starting at 11:00 a.m., so if they want to serve mimosas with a Sunday brunch they're able to do that and serve all the way up until midnight."
In addition to restaurants being able to sell alcohol, businesses can allow people to drink on premise Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until midnight.
Friday and Saturday get an extra hour until 1:00 a.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until midnight.
Retail and grocery stores are now able to sell packaged alcohol and wine Monday through Saturday, 24 hours a day and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. through 11:30 p.m.
No alcohol sales will be allowed on days restricted by the state of Georgia.
Legge says the passing of this ordinance can help fight some of the county's debt and bring tens of thousands of dollars back in the area.
Legge said, "What we've looked at with our research is that we were losing a lot of business, from Walker County going into Catoosa County, Fort Oglethorpe, Chattanooga. So we feel like that is just going to bring individuals back into Walker County, who are going to buy this product elsewhere anyway."
Legge says the sheriff doesn't expect there will be an increase of alcohol-related incidents, but he says the county is happy to pass the ordinance for the voters.
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