Flowery Branch City Council gives final OK to revised alcohol law | GainesvilleTimes.com

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Flowery Branch City Council gives final OK to revised alcohol law | GainesvilleTimes.com

FLOWERY BRANCH — The City Council on Thursday passed revised alcohol ordinances and licensing fees.

Council member Joe Anglin voted against the proposed changes, noting dissatisfaction with happy hour provisions. Anglin expressed concern for public safety, citing late-hour drink specials that might lead to overserved patrons.

“There is an overarching public safety issue if you don’t have any teeth in the ordinance,” he said.

Council member Tara Richards repeated that she felt it was not government’s role to regulate private business. Council member Damon Gibbs agreed.

The revised ordinance allows private businesses greater decision-making on drink specials and a decrease in proposed food-to-drink sales ratios during the week. Newly added were stipulations for “corkage” services, the removal of wine from restaurants, and provisions for “growlers,” typically boutique beers available for bottling and purchase on-site.

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