Climax makes first Sunday alcohol sale

Climax makes first Sunday alcohol sale
Climax makes first Sunday alcohol sale
Posted at 5:51 PM, Nov 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-18 14:18:16-05

DECATUR COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - A Decatur County city can now sell alcohol on Sundays.

On Election Day,  residents voted to approve alcohol sales on Sundays and that was great news for Christina Peed and her store.

"Our customers are very excited to come in here and be able to purchase their beverages on Sunday here in their hometown, instead of having to go to another county or another state," said Christina Peed, Manager of Quick Buys.

The sales ban forced residents to travel anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour just to buy alcohol on Sunday.

But that's not the case anymore and customers say it just makes sense.

"It's convenient, and the local economy you are losing out on Sundays, because you are having to travel to get beer why not have it here," said David Bonner.

With excitement high for the first day of alcohol sales in Climax, Peed said the store was able to sell $102 worth of alcohol in the first 10 minutes.

"We normally get the church crew in the morning, and then events in the afternoon, whatever people are doing especially during football season, but it's going to be a lot of business here. It's going to bring a lot of people from towns over here and seeing us over here to be able to buy their Sunday alcohol beverage," said Peed.

Businesses can now sell alcohol on Sundays between 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Customers WTXL spoke to said they're more than happy to help the local economy.