A referendum to legalize Sunday alcohol sales in Columbus has met opposition from an unexpected source: liquor stores. Ralph Smith, the owner of Mr. B's liquor store, says he isn't convinced he'd generate enough new sales to offset the costs of opening his shop seven days a week instead of six.
Macon Mayor Robert Reichert wants a 90-day moratorium on the licensing of downtown liquor stores. A city council committee approved the measure Monday, and the full council is scheduled to consider it Tuesday.
Momentum is picking-up across the state as more cities and counties prepare to put the question of Sunday alcohol sales to their voters. But many liquor stores owners are at best -- lukewarm -- on the possibility of another day of sales.