Port St. Joe Sells Alcohol on Sunday

By: Kristina Hamilton Email
By: Kristina Hamilton Email

It's been a hot button issue in the city of Port St. Joe for many years: Sunday alcohol sales.

This past Sunday was the first Sunday in 71 years that alcohol is being sold.

The heated battle finally came to an end December 2nd when city commissioners voted yes in a 3 to 2 vote to allow the sales on Sunday.
The small city hasn't allowed the sale of it since 1937 between the hours of 7am and midnight. Twice in the last 18-years....residents have voted to keep the ban in place.

Supporters of Sunday alcohol sales say the city was losing tax revenue from customers who buy liquor just outside of the city limits.

Store and restaurant owners are calling this Sunday's alcohol sales a victory.

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