Grocery Stores, Restaurants Can Soon Deliver Booze To Homes By Order of Gov. Brian Kemp

Monday's mandate could take months before going into effect, however.
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday signed into law a bill—HB879—which allows the at-home delivery of liquor, wine, and beer, across the state by grocery stores, restaurants, bars, convenience stores, and even some package stores. The new legislation excludes breweries and distillers and could take months before businesses can actually take advantage of the new bill, according to a report from the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (AJC).

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Georgia’s Dept. of Revenue still needs to draft the actual regulations which would outline how the law will be enforced. It’s also not guaranteed that any given city, including Atlanta, would adopt the policy, which is at the discretion of local municipalities—kinda like that pesky “no alcohol sales on Sunday” legislation.

Under the order of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, the city’s restaurants since around the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic have been able to sell alcohol to-go. That order remains.

Speaking of alcohol, the City of Atlanta last week finally started holding its license review board hearings again, taking in a growing-list of applicants looking to serve out of new and existing restaurants.

Click here to read the AJC’s coverage in its entirety.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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1 month ago

It only allows the delivery of beer and wine.

1 month ago
Reply to  Guest

Ditto, no liquor. Still a win!//:0//:0

1 month ago

!!!Happy Dance!!!

1 month ago

Wow, look, a little bit of sanity in Georgia. That’s a new one.

1 month ago
Reply to  eRosewater

… and now my mind asks: “how are we going to screw this up?”
Oh yea… people will drag their feet, politicians from the boonies will start raising a fuss, and it’ll end up being years before this takes effect. If ever. Yep, that’s how we’re going to mess this one up.

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