By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal
CORINTH – The ordinance allowing legal liquor and wine sales in Corinth takes effect today, but businesses that have applied for licenses won’t be selling to those looking to make purchases for Super Bowl events this weekend.
The state Department of Revenue reported Thursday it had received six applications for licenses, but declined to identify the businesses because the licensing process is confidential, said spokeswoman Kathy Waterbury.
Processing of three of those applications is likely to be concluded within a couple of weeks, she said, and the other three are moving along as quickly as possible.
The Daily Corinthian reported earlier this week that it had published legal notices from 14 businesses seeking either on premise or package store licenses. Those businesses are: Ruby Tuesday, 210 Highway 72 West, on-premise sales; The General’s Quarters, 924 Fillmore St., on-premise sales; Twisted Cork, 108 Highway 72 West, package store sales; Corinth Wine & Spirits, 3113 Shiloh Road, package store sales; Twisted Spirits, 1100-B Highway 72 West, package store sales; Wholesale Liquor, 414 S. Cass St., package store sales.
J.R.’s Wine & Spirits, 2015 Highway 72 East, package store sales; Pizza Grocery, 800A Cruise St., on-premise sales, wine only; Cash Cow Wine & Spirits, 1602 N. Parkway, package store sales; Café Mike’s, 301 N. Harper Road, on-premise sales; One Stop Corner Package, 606 Highway 72 West, package store sales; Lil Chicago’s, 100 S. Parkway, on-premise sales; The Cellar-Wine & Spirits, 2036 E. Shiloh Road, package store sales; Corinth Elks Lodge #2573, 1521 Robertson Drive, on-premise sales.
Corinth residents who object to the licensing of any of these establishments must state their objections in writing to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board within 15 days of the first newspaper notice of the licensing application being submitted.
The Corinth Board of Aldermen adopted a liquor and wine ordinance on Jan. 2, that replicates the state Alcohol Beverage Control Board regulations with two exceptions. The city would like to offer on-premise sales 1-10 p.m. Sundays, where the ABC regulations prohibit Sunday sales. The city also would like to end wine and liquor sales at 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, where ABC permits sales until 10 p.m.
Further information was requested by ABC before a decision is rendered on the two exceptions requested, said City Clerk Vickie Roach. Until then the ordinance will be administered in compliance with ABC regulations.