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City Commission tables liquor store vote

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – An Albany businessman will have to wait a little longer to find out if he'll be allowed to open a liquor store in East Albany.    

He wants to tear down an old Chinese Restaurant at the corner of Radium Springs Road and Oglethorpe Boulevard and build a liquor store.   Code enforcement officials and the city attorney say there is no legal reason he can't.   But officials from Albany State and a nearby church don't want a liquor store there.    

Commissioner Dorothy Hubbard wants new measurements taken to make sure the location isn't too close to the church or University before she votes for it.

She said, "We need to be reviewing what we're doing and that's what I'm calling for and I'm also saying to you and promising you that I will not break the law.  If it is said that we have no other alternative then I have to vote, I've always tried to vote in the way the law says we should vote, but I am calling for a review for our ordinance and of the state law."    

Hubbard says regardless of whether this store is legally allowed, she wants the commission to review the alcohol ordinance.

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