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Final step in place for Leesburg liquor by the drink

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -   The final steps have been taken for liquor by the drink to be served at Leesburg restaurants.

While voters approved the measure in November, Leesburg Council still had to set the fees businesses must pay. They did that last night. Council set the fee for a liquor, beer, and wine license at three thousand dollars. That's the same as the county's rate.

Leesburg Mayor Jim Quinn says while there's only one business interested now, it makes Leesburg more attractive to future business.

"We're not going to get a Chili's in the next week or Applebee's but in the future we may and that's going to be something they look for so, its there now, said Leesburg Mayor Jim Quinn.

Employees at San Joes are glad the fee schedule has finally been approved. They must apply to the state first, but can then make application to the city to serve beer, wine, and liquor seven days a week.

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