Alcohol On Sunday? Live Oak Reaches Decision

By: Greg Gullberg Email
By: Greg Gullberg Email

By Greg Gullberg
July 9, 2013

Live Oak, FL - After months of debate, a final decision has been made on whether alcohol should be sold on Sundays.

Live Oak Mayor Sonny Nobles has decided the top will stay on the bottle. This comes after the city council approved the move with a 3-2 vote last month. But Mayor Nobles vetoed that move.

"I'm really against the sale of any alcohol on Sunday. I haven't said this but that's the Lord's day. And if people want to get liquor they can get it some other day. Now I'm trying to keep my religious beliefs and my personal beliefs out of this," said Mayor Nobles.

No Sunday Sales means no alcohol can be purchased on Sundays in Live Oak at grocery stores or package stores. And bars and restaurants will not be able to sell alcohol on Sundays, with an exception made for some full service restaurants.

When Live Oak voters hit the polls, 60 percent wanted to approve it.

The council did discuss the possibility of a new version of Sunday Sales without liquor that could be introduced next year, but there are no real plans to do so yet.

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