Sunday alcohol sales at Greer stores passes 1st reading - FOX Carolina 21

Sunday alcohol sales at Greer stores passes 1st reading

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Alcohol sold inside a Greer gas station on a weekday. (July 22, 2014/FOX Carolina) Alcohol sold inside a Greer gas station on a weekday. (July 22, 2014/FOX Carolina)
GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greer City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday in a first reading to allow extended Sunday alcohol sales within city limits.

If the measure passes a second reading, it would allow voters to decide whether convenience and grocery stores should be able to sell alcohol on Sunday. The issue would then appear on the Nov. 4 ballot.

"We're always looking for ways to benefit businesses in this city and this is a way to recoup some revenue for them," said Councilman Wryley Bettis.

Councilman Wayne Griffin, however, opposed the issue appearing on November's ballot.

"We live in a society where everything goes now, but I'm concerned about keeping the Sabbath holy," he said, adding it would send the wrong message to youth if extended alcohol sales passed in Greer.

The council is scheduled to take up a second reading on the issue at their meeting in two weeks.

Greer is not the only municipality considering sending the issue to voters. Related stories regarding Sunday alcohol sales in the Upstate:

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