Statesboro City Council approves an earlier sale time of alcohol on Sundays for businesses

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STATESBORO, Ga., (WSAV)- Statesboro City Council approved  an earlier sale time for alcohol on Sundays. 

This comes after Statesboro residents voted yes, last month on a  referendum, on the issue.

The referendum, nicknamed the “Brunch Bill,” allows Statesboro businesses to sell alcohol an hour and a half earlier, beginning at 11 a.m. 

News Three spoke to local merchants  who  say they’re excited to see the impact this has on their profits. 

Caroline Joyner, owner of Sugar Magnolia Bakery and Cafe, said the city is now on the right path.

“Step in a progressive direction for Statesboro.  We do have a diverse community now, and I think that this will allow more of the people who are used to other demographics and other areas to feel more included,” Joyner said.

The ordinance is expected to go into effect within the next few days. 

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