Liquor store rules won't change in Southaven

Liquor store rules won't change in Southaven

The city of Southaven is no longer looking at requiring liquor stores to be farther apart and farther from churches and schools.

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — The city of Southaven is no longer looking at requiring liquor stores to be farther apart and farther from churches and schools.

The Mississippi Department of Revenue has informed the city that the state controls operations of liquor stores not the city. State law keeps liquor stores 250 feet away from churches and schools.

Southaven Planning Director Whitney Choat-Cook tells The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/12hLnv0 ) that now that the city has been told it cannot enact the 1,500-feet limit, the city plans to propose that new liquor stores cannot be located within a mile of other liquor stores.

The city already bans beauty shops, barber shops, nail salons, tanning salons and spas within a half mile of each other.

The proposal will be presented to the board of aldermen next week.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com


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