Five magistrates voted to allow Sunday sales of alcohol Tuesday night after recognizing that Sunday sales are allowed in the city.
Magistrate Chris Reeder brought the issue before the court during “other business” and said that he was concerned the Pinewood Shopping Center would be annexed into the city.
“It’s not a matter of, now, whether people can buy it or not, it’s a matter of who gets the revenue from it,” Reeder said.
Reeder said you could “throw a rock” and hit a gas station across the street from Magic Market, and that station is allowed to sell alcohol on Sunday while Magic Market isn’t.
The court voted five to two in favor of Sunday sales, limiting sales from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. Reeder made the motion and Greg Caldwell seconded, with Harold Burton, Daryl Flatt and Terry Hadley also voting yes. Sammy Baker and Billy Coffey voted no.
A second reading is required and is expected at the end of the month. A full report of Tuesday night’s fiscal court meeting will be available in this week’s issue of the Community Voice, in racks and stores on Wednesday afternoon.