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Council to decide Sunday beer sales soon

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
By theleader


Cari Doutre

Leader Staff

Writer In just a few weeks the Garland City Council will make a final decision on whether or not to allow Sunday beer consumption a permanent thing. Garland City currently allows businesses to sell beer on Sundays, but not consume on site. The request to start allowing Sofa’s Bar, the only bar in Garland, to allow beer consumption on Sundays started late last summer when owner Shane Grover made a request to sell beer on Sundays during the National Football League’s regular season schedule, which goes from September to Super Bowl Sunday in February. The council discussed this issue at length and heard from both sides of the issue, those bar patrons wanting a Sunday beer at Sofa’s, and neighbors who didn’t want an ordinance change. It took months before the council came to a decision. They allowed a temporary ordinance change with a trial period for Sunday beer sales while they monitored any complaints and issues that might arise. Fast forward five months and Grover is one step closer to serving beer every Sunday of the year. “I drove by as much as I could and I didn’t see any issues,” said Garland City Councilman Scott Coleman.

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