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Macomb to allow packaged liquor sales on Sundays

For the first time since prohibition, you will soon be able to buy packaged alcohol on Sundays in Macomb.

Macomb Mayor Mike Inman said they’ve been working on this for almost three years now and it’s finally becoming a reality.

The new ordinance takes effect in April and will allow people to buy packaged liquor from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

Inman said they’ve been hearing from residents and businesses who support the change, which is why they decided to change it now.

He said a third of the businesses with packaged liquor licenses have applied for the Sunday license.

“Folks have been very adamant wanting the ability to purchase packaged liquor on Sundays and folks who have been traditional in opposing that and we think, with the help of the folks at HyVee, we were able to craft an ordinance that met with little or no opposition, so I think that’s a good thing at the end of the day,” Inman said.

He said there will be a $500 annual fee for stores who are granted the license.

He also said McDonough County has it’s own licensing formula– allowing towns in the county to sell packaged liquor, or not.

Here’s more information on liquor laws in the Tri-States:

Missouri allows packaged liquor to be bought on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Iowa allows packaged liquor to be bought on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

This is if the stores purchase the license to sell on Sundays.

RESOURCES:
Local Alcohol Laws

Kara Biernat

Kara Biernat is a MultiMedia Journalist for WGEM News.

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