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Tifton starts Sunday alcohol sales

TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

In Tifton, residents can now purchase alcohol on Sunday thanks to voters who choose to allow it.

The Locker Room Sports Bar would normally be closed on Sunday's, but now that's changed. Voters recently approved  the sale of liquor by the drink, so bars can now be opened for business.

"We're looking forward to it and hope everything runs smoothly," said Lance Williams, co-owner of the Locker Room Sports Bar.

Tifton voters decided on Tuesday to allow the sale of liquor by the drink in restaurants, and the sale of beer and wine in stores.

While some say six days a week is enough, others say this will help bring more revenue into Tifton.

"You can drive a couple miles one way or the other way and were losing that revenue to other towns," said Lance Williams.

Lance Williams, Co-Owner of  the Locker Room Sports Bar, says he expects business to pick up as the word gets out they'll be open.

"I think it may be slow going at first. I said it was a fifty-fifty chance on this first Sunday or two because not that many people may know about it. So it was either going to be big today or the next Sunday, but eventually it'll gather steam," said Lance Williams, co-owner of the Locker Room Sports Bar.

Williams say Sunday's can be some of the busiest days for bars, especially during football season.

"We have a good broad demographics that come in here. And I think the Sunday's will appeal to a lot of them that maybe didn't feel good on a Friday or Saturday night that wants to come out  and socialize on Sunday," said Lance Williams.

Sales are allowed 12:30 a.m. to midnight for restaurants and 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for retail stores.

Tifton voters choose to allow liquor sales by the drink on Sundays with of vote of 481 to 343, and beer and wines sales by a vote of 475 to 343.

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