CITY OKS SUNDAY ALCOHOL SALES CHANGE; SENDING REQUEST TO STATE FOR APPROVAL

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Those who want a little booze with their Sunday brunch are one step closer to mimosas before noon.

The Tuscaloosa City Council voted unanimously Tuesday on changing the hours for Sunday alcohol sales. Currently, sales begin at noon, but the passage of the bill will allow business owners to sell before then.

Council members agreed the change brings more revenue to the city and allows tourists and residents to enjoy themselves on Sunday mornings.

District 4 Tuscaloosa City Councilman Matt Calderone said he’s excited for the change, but there’s still a few more steps before restaurants can proceed.

“The state needs to consider (our proposal) this session,” he said. “Pending approval, it’ll come back to the council to discuss how we want to use that authority.”

If the state says OK, the Tuscaloosa City Council will begin discussions on how early sales should be allowed, Calderone said.

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