Owners of those specialty food shops in the city of Atlanta got some good news late yesterday. Currently, city law prevents small establishments from selling liquor under particular circumstances (namely: proximity to another business that sells liquor).
Thanks in large part to the work of Janea Boyles, of The Mercantile, and of city council member Anne Fauver, ordinance 08-0-0843 passed! The goal of the ordinance is to make it so that applications from these small businesses rely on factors unique to this type of business. While there are a few more hurdles in place, I’ll try and find out how soon until the crazy grape juice hits the shelves! After all, the Mercantile is a destination on the Atlanta Sub & Sandwich Tour.
For more background on this, watch Fox 5 Report they ran last month: