From The Frontlines Of The Sunday Sales War

GBC has a report on the fight over Sunday Sales in Snellville.


  1. Rick Day says:

    I do not think any of you realize the immense positive impact either a 4:00AM last call, or Sunday afternoon sales for events here would have on our bottom line.

    At least let us compete with the restaurants, stadiums and that kooky special nich for the Tabernacle and GWCC: “auditoriums with fixed seating of 2500 or more”.

    • trainsplz says:

      I mean, I’m for laissez-faire last calls and daily sales, but do you have those projections? This seems more like the classic “baptists and bootleggers” resistance to alcohol sales to me, which is concerned with neither city revenue nor the majority will of the citizens.

    • Chris-
      The order was based on the argument that b/c of Georgia’s law and the wording of the original referendum (that took Snellville from ‘dry’ to ‘wet’ in 2004), Snellville had to have a separate vote on whether to approve LBTD sales on Sundays. The mayor has always said a referendum is too expensive and the City didn’t need it, the original referendum was sufficient, a majority of the council always said a second referendum was needed. With last years’ elections, the majority who wanted the referendum is out.

      If they put it to a city-wide vote, they’d win it outright and settle the matter once and for all. The “too expensive” argument is baloney.

      • Atticus says:

        Then why did Warren Auld, Kelly Kautz, Robert Jenkins and Bruce Garraway do everything in their power the last 5 years to prevent the referendum from happening?

  2. Thankfully I don’t live in a city that feels it must regulate whether I purchase alcohol on someone else’s chosen day of worship of whatever it is they choose.

      • The city doesn’t reguate it… the state does. I can go out to a restaurant and get hammered on a Sunday and take a taxi home… I just can’t buy it in a grocery store… go figure. :-/

        • I think you missed my point: Just because your city permits it doesn’t mean they don’t regulate it. In Georgia, alcohol sales in restaurants (by the drink, however long into the night, whatever day of the week) are local issues. Package sales (by the bottle, whatever day of the week) are regulated by the State.

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