Snellville Hasn’t Vacated Sunday Liquor Licenses.

The battle rages on.

SNELLVILLE — Sunday liquor licenses have not been vacated in Snellville, despite a judge’s ruling granting a permanent injunction barring the city from allowing Sunday pour licenses.

Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer said city leaders discussed Judge Mark Lewis’s decision in an executive session Thursday, but because a written order has not been delivered, he declined to discuss the impact.

“Once we get that, we’ll have a better idea of how to proceed,” Oberholtzer said.

Councilman Mike Sabbagh said later in the day Friday that City Manager Russell Treadway hand-delivered letters to the seven restaurants who were granted licenses before the matter went to court advising them to stop serving on Sundays.

On Wednesday, Lewis issued an order from the bench, saying the city “disenfranchised voters” by not holding a referendum on the issue. He said any licenses already issued should be voided.

Sabbagh said city leaders want to use the written order to decide whether to pursue an appeal or begin the pursuit of a referendum this summer.


  1. John Konop says:

    This is absolutely stupid, a definition of a perversion of priories! You are spending tax payer money to eliminate extra tax revenue coming in, knowing you have a major shortfall. The idiots behind this should tell how they plan to replace the revenue and expenses they cost tax payers!

        • B Balz says:

          Heathen polly-wogs, you are going straight to H****. How DARE you question being Right? Both you and Mr. Day are taking the express elevator DOWN to the Everafter….

          LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL, too funny – is there room for one more?

  2. ByteMe says:

    Is there a law that says the city has to hold a referendum to change its licensing rules? The article isn’t clear on the basis for the judge’s ruling.


    Poor Snellville, first they loose a lot of revenue through the Red Light Camera’s…and now this. Hey, maybe GMA can come up with some more taxing ways for them to generate revenues, and screw the citizens out of more money.

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