Savannah city leaders mulling Sunday alcohol sales

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah City Council is considering legislation allowing bars to operate seven days a week.

The
Savannah Morning News reported that current city laws require
businesses selling alcohol on Sundays to earn more than half their
revenue from food sales.

Alderman Tony Thomas said Monday that the
regulation doesn't make sense, considering retail stores are now
allowed to sell alcohol on Sundays.

The newspaper reports Sunday
alcohol sales had been illegal until Savannah voters approved changing
the law in a 2011 referendum.

City bar owners have also expressed
concerns over whether they'll be allowed to sell alcohol the day before
St. Patrick's Day — which falls on a Monday in 2014. Visitors are
expected in the city throughout the holiday weekend.