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Metro Council to discuss changing time for beer sales on Sundays

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There's a push to change when you can buy beer in Music City.

Currently, stores with a permit to sell packaged beer must wait until noon on Sundays, but some in Metro Council hope to see that time change in the near future.

Metro Councilman Buddy Baker says it all comes down to the clock.

Currently, customers can only buy packaged beer starting at noon, but Baker says that's not the case for restaurants and event venues.

"I think it should be put on a level playing field where your markets and grocery stores can also sell beer on Sundays," Baker said.

In the past, if you wanted to buy packaged beer on Sundays, you had to wait until 1 p.m.

Baker remembers when it later moved to noon. He says, again, it's time for another change in Davidson County.

"The Titans stadium, they started selling alcoholic beverages over there at 10 o'clock on Sunday, and also the restaurants and places like that sell at 10 o'clock on Sunday also," he said.

To make his proposed bill a reality for shoppers, Baker will need the support of other council members. He says, so far, he seems to have it.

Baker says by moving the packaged beer sell time up two hours, local businesses are bound to benefit.

"I'm sure they could make a lot more money starting at 10 o'clock on Sunday instead of waiting until 12," he said.

There's still a long way to go before packaged beer could be bought starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Council members will speak about the bill for the first time Tuesday.

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