City Discussing Sunday Liquor Sales

A proposal to allow Sunday liquor sales in restaurants is in the talking stages at Danville.

The city has allowed restaurants to sell alcohol by the drink since 2003 if they have at least 100 seats and derive at least 70 percent of their income from food. But Sunday has been off limits.

The Danville City Commission discussed several possible changes in the city's alcohol-sales ordinance, including allowing restaurants to sell alcohol after one p-m on Sundays.

Leading the push for Sunday sales is City Commissioner Terry Crowley, who said to recruit more employers to Danville, the city must have a variety of choices for dining and entertainment options.

City Commissioner Gail Louis said she wants to see Sunday preserved as a family day.

Citizen reaction to the idea was mixed during a period of public comment. The commission took no vote, and the earliest a vote might
come would be in two weeks, when the formal amendments to the
ordinance are ready for commission review.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by teresa Location: richmond ky. on May 15, 2007 at 03:12 PM
    yea u can buy and sell alcohol anytime and anywhere.hello but u cant smoke its bs.theres more drunks kill people every day.never heard of any one driving while smokin and killin anyone.oh well thats the system for u it sucks.
  • by Richmond Guy Location: Richmond on May 15, 2007 at 10:12 AM
    Listen up Richmond!!! Since the powers to be decided on the smoking ban to take effect 12 June, we will see a decline in some businesses. I don't condone smoking but I don't feel government should interfere and ban a product that is legal and you do not need a prescription to purchase. The government needs to wise up; you ban smoking which creates revenue from tobacco tax so you need to allow Sunday alcohol sales to replace the revenue from banning smoking in public places. Please, I don't want to hear the religious zealots who say Sunday alcohol sales will just be aiding alcoholics. Alcoholics make provisions to ensure they have their alcohol well in advance. Business owners are held liable for someone leaving their place so drunk that they can't drive. Allow Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants.


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