LaFayette, GA – Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield signed off on an ordinance amendment last night giving local businesses the ability to sell alcoholic beverages on Sundays.
In November, voters approved two ballot measures addressing alcohol sales. 61% approved giving restaurants the ability to sell beer, wine and distilled spirits by the drink on Sundays between 11:00 a.m. and midnight. 62% voted to allow beer and wine sales at grocery and convenience stores on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Walker County already allows on premise consumption (liquor by the drink) and package sales of beer and wine Monday through Saturday. The change to the ordinance takes effect immediately, giving existing licensed businesses the green light to make sales on Sunday, December 30th.
Hours of sale in unincorporated Walker County (effective 12/28/18)
On premise consumption (restaurants):
Monday – Thursday – 8:00 a.m. to midnight
Friday – Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Sunday – 11:00 a.m. to midnight
Off premise sales (retail – grocery/convenience stores):
Monday – Saturday – 24 hours per day
Sunday – 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.