Roswell is the latest city to advance an ordinance allowing earlier Sunday sales of alcohol under Georgia’s recently passed “Sunday brunch bill.” AJC FILE

Roswell advances ‘Sunday brunch’ alcohol serving

The Roswell City Council has advanced a proposal under Georgia’s recently passed “Sunday brunch bill” to allow the earlier serving of alcohol on Sundays.

The council took up the ordinance on first reading and is to have a second reading and final vote July 23.

If approved by voters in a Nov. 6 referendum, alcohol serving could begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, 90 minutes earlier than currently, and go until midnight. Serving hours the rest of the week would be 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 11:55 p.m. Saturday to 1:55 a.m. Sunday.

The measure applies to any licensed establishment that derives 50 percent of its total annual gross sales from the sale of prepared meals or food, and any licensed establishment that derives at least 50 percent of its total gross income from the rental of rooms for overnight lodging, according to the ordinance.

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