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Updated: Beer and Wine to be Sold in Norcross on Sunday

The so-called "Blue Law" repealed.

Updated Nov. 10

Norcross residents voted 70 percent to 30 percent in favor of allowing beer and wine sales in the city limits on Sunday. 

The referendum specifically allows for the sale of malt beverages and wine in the Norcross city limits between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. There are currently no shops selling hard liquor in Norcross and this vote mostly effects gas stations and supermarkets that sell beer and wine. 

The law would go into effect on Jan. 1, according to City Manager Rudolph Smith. 

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed legistlation in April 2011 that would allow individual municipalities to decide if they want to sell alcohol on Sundays, clearing the way for the "blue laws" to be updated. 

Councilmember , with a 3-2 vote to put it on the ballot, even if it meant a special election would be held just for this issue. 

Gwinnett County did not vote on this issue, so the sale of beer and wine would still not be allowed once a person crosses outside of the city borders. 

Bob November 09, 2011 at 04:07 PM
So when exactly can I buy alcohol on Sunday?
Laura Sullivan November 09, 2011 at 04:08 PM
I'm looking into that, Bob.
Laura Sullivan November 09, 2011 at 04:28 PM
I sifted through the legal stuff... here's what it says "effective on January 1, 2012, or upon the date it is executed by the Mayor, whichever comes last." Now, a question for the Mayor...
Laura Sullivan November 10, 2011 at 08:59 PM
I have confirmed, dear readers, that Sunday sales would begin Jan. 1 in stores with beer and wine.
Jason Caldwell November 10, 2011 at 09:00 PM
Thanks for the follow up Laura!

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