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Davie to vote on loosening ban on buying booze on Sunday mornings

 

jsimmons@MiamiHerald.com

Davie’s Town Council will vote Wednesday on a resolution to scrap a decades-old local ordinance prohibiting stores from selling alcoholic beverages before noon on Sundays.

If passed, Davie’s resolution would amend the Town Code to allow Sunday alcohol sales to begin at 7 a.m.

Vice Mayor Bryan Caletka brought up the ordinance at a Town Council meeting on April 17, saying people who want to buy booze at a supermarket on Sunday mornings can easily get it in nearby cities where it’s sold before noon.

“If somebody is really set on doing it, they can get it,” he said. “It’s not like they can’t drive.”

Florida law permits the sale of alcohol as early as 7 a.m. every day of the week unless county or local ordinances specify otherwise, and some, like Davie’s, are more restrictive.

But many cities have eased restrictions on Sunday-morning alcohol sales, including the Broward municipalities of Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Margate, Deerfield Beach and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

Davie’s Town Council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Town Hall building at 6591 Orange Dr.

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