Savannah public invited to discuss changes to Alcohol Ordinance

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The City of Savannah will host two meetings on Thursday to discuss proposed changes to the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance and Alcohol Density Overlay District Ordinance. 

Tentative changes include:

  • Defining convenience stores and establishing the distance requirements between them to both sell alcohol
  • Strengthening alcohol permitting for temporary events, such as those held for an organization- how many temporary permits could be issued each year
  • Eliminating alcohol beverage license transfers
  • Requiring businesses to submit security plans for all license classifications, not just those for on-premise consumption/ by the drink and event venues
  • Referencing responsible parties, including doormen
  • Defining a leasable retail area in Alcohol Density Overlay District 

The meetings are scheduled for Thursday, February 28, at the Savannah Civic Center, O’Connor Room, from noon to 6 p.m. 

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