Sunday alcohol sales not likely

Published 7:09 pm Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Just how much of a step forward is Pike County willing to take?

That seems to be the question of at least one local business, which has petitioned the county commission for the right to obtain a club liquor license to allow Sunday sales of alcohol.

The commission unanimously denied the petition on Monday, but the restaurant owner says she’ll try again. If the country club can have a license, she argues, why can’t an independent business?

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But commissioners seem steadfast in their opposition to opening the door to Sunday alcohol sales.

County, and some municipal officials, are just now warming to the concept of allowing draft beer sales in restaurants and bars, and legislation to give municipalities the right to allow those sales is being prepared this year. If passed, it will represent a significant shift in the entertainment landscape of Troy and Pike County. And, as we’ve said before, we believe it’s a step that could prove profitable to our communities.

Whether allowing sales of alcohol on Sundays is the next logical step remains to be seen.