Public Hearing Set On Cold Beer Sales In Oxford

Public Hearing Set On Cold Beer Sales In Oxford

Oxford aldermen are considering a proposal to allow cold beer and light wine sales in the city for the first time in 40 years.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Oxford aldermen are considering a proposal to allow cold beer and light wine sales in the city for the first time in 40 years.

Alderwoman Janice Antonow has suggested aldermen also look at allowing off-site beer sales on Sundays.

The board of aldermen will hold public hearing on Aug. 6.  The board plans to vote for the proposals on Aug. 20.

Currently Oxford legalizes sales of beer, wine and liquor by the drink in restaurants on a handful of holidays and the Sundays after University of Mississippi home football games.

Sunday retail liquor sales are forbidden by state law, and Oxford currently prohibits Sunday store sales of all beer.

Antonow wants to Sunday retail beer sales at the same hours as restaurant sales - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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