Only One Azalea City Sunday Alcohol License

By Ben Wolf
Thursday, November 30, 2006

After years of debate, voters gave Sunday alcohol sales the okay in November.

Establishments must provide an application, a tax history and pay a $450 fee in order to qualify for the license.

Some restaurant owners want to pour as soon as possible, while others say they can wait.

"With us, we're not in a rush. I mean, the Sunday sales. If we get the license, yeah, we have a whole year of Sundays. What's the big rush?" asked restaurant owner Bob Nixon.

"It's something that I've been trying to do for a while because it's one extra day we can be open and it's going to attract more businesses to Valdosta. It's good for our business. We're going to be able to employ more people," said restaurant owner Charles Wiggins.

Establishments must also prove that 50 percent of their sales comes from food in order to qualify for the license.