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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Cheers! Ordinance Permits Alcohol Sales Starting Earlier on Sundays

Morrisville joins other municipalities across the state in allowing alcohol sales starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Town Council approved the ordinance change during its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The change goes into effect immediately.

“Morrisville is a bustling, progressive community,” said Mayor Mark Stohlman. “Council is excited to promote commerce at local businesses by permitting the sale of alcohol starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday. We are hopeful that increased sales will lead to an increase in jobs and make Morrisville a more desirable and competitive brunch/lunch spot on Sundays.”

The Town of Morrisville joins the neighboring communities of Apex, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Holly Springs and Raleigh to adopt ordinance changes following the North Carolina General Assembly’s passage of Senate Bill 155 (ATTH 01). The bill allows municipalities the opportunity to adopt a local ordinance, allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages at 10 a.m. on Sundays, rather than noon, at licensed premises.

At its meeting on July 11, 2017, Town Council participated in a round table discussion and asked staff to prepare a draft local ordinance for consideration. The proposed local ordinance would amend Chapter 32 (Licenses and Business Regulations), Art. I of the Town Code of Ordinances, by adding Section 32-1 Authorizing the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages Before Noon on Sundays at Licensed Premises.

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