Winston-Salem Alcohol Sales Start Early This Sunday

Winston-Salem Alcohol Sales Start Early This Sunday

5:04pm Aug 22, 2017
Alcoholic beverages will be for sale at 10 a.m. in Winston-Salem on Sundays starting August 27. Associated Press/David Cheskin

Winston-Salem residents will be able to order a mimosa a little earlier than usual this weekend. 

Starting this Sunday, alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase as early as 10 a.m. This comes after the Winston-Salem City Council voted eight to zero in favor of the change.

Governor Roy Cooper signed a law this summer commonly referred to as the “Brunch Bill.” It gives local governments the freedom to make their own decision on selling adult beverages earlier than noon on Sundays.

According to the Winston-Salem Journal, Council Member D.D. Adams says, “it will bring in additional tax revenue to the city.”

Not everyone is a fan of the new ordinance. During a public comment session, Reverend Robert Hutchinson, a pastor who lives in Winston-Salem, says the measure encroaches on churches’ worship time. He adds that it’ll lead to more drunken driving deaths and injuries on the roads and highways.

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