Metro Council to vote on moving Sunday beer sales up to 10 a.m. - WSMV Channel 4

Metro Council to vote on moving Sunday beer sales up to 10 a.m.

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This could be the last Sunday you will have to wait until noon to buy beer at your local grocery store.

Metro Council will have a third reading on an amendment that would allow grocery stores and markets to sell beer starting at 10 a.m., two hours earlier than the current start time.

Councilman Buddy Baker, one of the sponsors of the amendment, has said the legislation would put grocery stores on a more level playing field with restaurants and sporting venues that sell  beer at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Some opponents of the legislation say waiting until noon respects church services that take place in the morning. Others feel it doesn't make a difference.

"I've gone to the grocery store several times forgetting about the law," said Davidson County resident Derek Townsend. "So I buy a bunch of stuff for a party, and then I have to wait an extra 10 or 15 minutes. I think it's kind of arbitrary. If you're going to drink beer on Sunday you're going to drink beer regardless of the time."

If the council approves the amendment it will go into effect immediately.


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