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Town votes in favor of retail package liquor stores

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The unofficial election results released by the Crockett County Election Commission show the Town of Alamo Retail Package Store Referendum was voted in favor 576 to 341 not in favor.

The Alamo Planning Commission met on Monday, November 9 to discuss a recommendation to the Alamo Board of Mayor and Aldermen regarding the zoning of retail package liquor stores in Alamo.

After a lengthy discussion, it was decided that a recommendation will be made to allow no more than two liquor stores in the city open to zone B1 and B2. The store to be no closer than 150 feet from door to door of any church, daycare, park, playground, ball park, hospital, nursing home or school. No liquor store to be within 500 feet of an existing liquor store.

Topics discussed included drive thru windows, which are legal in Tennessee and stores being open on Sunday, which is also legal in Tennessee. However, it is at each stores’ discretion to remain open or closed on Sundays.

Although a liquor store will not be constructed over night, it’s important to note that The Town of Alamo does not issue liquor licensing.

Anyone wishing to apply for a liquor license must do so through the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission. The town is responsible for a criminal background check on applicants and ensure zoning requirements are met.

The recommendation will be made to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday, December 7.



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