Alcohol sales can begin at 10 a.m. on Sundays, Asheville City Council says


Asheville City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance that allows the sale of alcohol to begin at 10 a.m. on Sundays. That means any location, from a grocery store to a restaurant, that’s licensed for alcohol sales can start selling two hours earlier that the noon start that previous state law mandated.

The North Carolina General Assembly earlier this year passed a law that gave individual municipalities the power to adopt the move to an earlier start to Sunday alcohol sales. The “brunch bill,” (#freethemimosa) as it came to be known, was seen as offering a boost to small businesses and the hospitality industry.

In Asheville, brunch is a booming business just about every day of the week, but especially on weekends. Local breweries and restaurants will be celebrating. See you Sunday morning.




Jason July 27, 2017 - 9:47 am

Now. When can I purchase alcohol in a store before noon on Sunday. I’m not religious, and I do not think anyone’s religion should prevent me from doing my grocery shopping.

Tim Peck July 26, 2017 - 5:52 pm

Thank you, Senator Rick Gunn (R) and Representative Chuck McGrady (R)

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