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Beer and wine delivery proposal on Clarkston City Council agenda


Beer and wine delivery proposal on Clarkston City Council agenda

Clarkston City Hall. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Clarkston, GA — The Clarkston City Council at its April 6 meeting will consider allowing beer and wine delivery within city limits.

The City Council meeting starts at 7 p.m. and will be viewable via Zoom.

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During the City Council’s March 30 work session, the board discussed an ordinance amendment that would allow a retail delivery shop to sell packages of beer, malt beverages and wine.

Gopuff has requested this change. The business delivers food and drinks, cleaning supplies, home needs, over-the-counter medication, and is a delivery only business. Gopuff’s Clarkston location is requesting the change so it can venture into delivering beer and wine as a retail delivery shop.

According to the agenda packet, Gopuff is requesting that the following language be added to the ordinance: “Retail Delivery Shop means a retail establishment, which is engaged in the retail sale of food products, household goods and other sundry items for delivery only, that has a total interior floor area of not more than 10,000 square feet.”

Currently, the city has a moratorium on new licenses for the sale of packages of beer, malt beverages and wine unless the business is a growler shop, specialty wine shop or a grocery store, and Gopuff doesn’t qualify as any of those options.

The moratorium went into effect in July 2016 as a way to limit the types of businesses that were selling alcohol in the city.

For more information about that work session, click here.

To see the full agenda for the April 6 meeting, click here.

Writer Zoe Seiler contributed to this story. 

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