City of Brookhaven extends hours for liquor, beer sales

Published 3:38 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Liquor stores will soon be able to stay open later in Brookhaven, and beer and liquor will be sold on Sundays.

Liquor stores in the city can open at 10 a.m. and must close at 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The new ordinance will allow the stores to remain open and selling until 10 p.m. No liquor stores can be open for business on Sunday. This will match the maximum hours allowed by state law.

The change will take effect 30 days following the vote, Friday, Nov. 18.

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At the same time, beer sales will be available at convenience and grocery stores from noon until midnight on Sunday. The current Brookhaven ordinance only allows the sale of beer Monday-Saturday.

The third change is that liquor by the glass may be served in restaurants on Sundays, from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. The current ordinance does not allow for such sales on Sunday.

Brookhaven aldermen were not fully united on the matters. Ward 6 Alderman Andre Spiller voted no on Sunday sales of beer and liquor. Ward 5 Alderman Fletcher Grice voted against all three items — Sunday sales and extended hours during the week.


In other business, the board:

  • Approved the Planning Commission’s recommendation to rezone two parcels of agriculture land to C-3 commercial, due to failure to rezone the area when it was first annexed. The approximately 20-acre property belongs to Dickerson & Bowen. The vote to approve was 4-0, with aldermen James Magee Jr., Shannon Moore and Andre Spiller abstaining.
  • The off-road diesel bid was awarded to R.B. Wall at $4.55/gallon.
  • Approved Deputy City Clerk Mavis Stewart to attend the Clerks’ Winter Conference in Jackson, Dec. 14-16. The city will pay conference cost and hotel, and reimburse for meals and use of personal vehicle.
  • Approved to publish two environmental notices for the 2022 CDBG Project.
  • Approved acceptance of the lower quote to purchase an ice machine for the Street Department. The quote was $6,330 from WICS Inc. The other quote received was for $6,675 from Yates Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Services Inc.
  • Approved pay request No. 9 to Greenbriar Digging Service in the amount of $275,291.25 for work completed on the KDMC/City of Brookhaven Water Supply Well.
  • Approved payment to TCSWare Inc. of $39,995 for the purchase of a Reaper License Plate Reader for use by the Brookhaven Police Department. The city will be reimburses 100 percent through a Homeland Security Grant secured one year ago.