|Published:||Sep 15, 2010 1:01 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 15, 2010 8:01 AM EDT|
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - The city council in Punta Gorda is considering loosening up the rules for alcohol sales on Sunday.
The current law doesn't allow for alcohol to be sold before noon. Beginning sales at 7am is what's on the table.
Critics of the change don't think alcohol needs to be made available that early in the day. Supporters believe it could help local businesses.
The city council first decided to move forward with the idea of earlier Sunday sales in August. Mayor Harvey Goldberg says he thinks it's business friendly. "Particularly in this economy," the Mayor says, "restaurants, private clubs as well as retail outlets... if people want to buy alcoholic beverages and be responsible about it all the better."
A first reading for the ordinance is the second item on today's agenda. It will need a second reading in a couple of weeks before the law could change.
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