Final step in place for Leesburg liquor by the drink - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Final step in place for Leesburg liquor by the drink

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Campaign to help adults go back to college

    Campaign to help adults go back to college

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:55:40 GMT
    Georgia officials are teaming up with the state's universities and technical colleges to get adults back in School. The campaign will help returning students with scheduling and course selection.More >>
    Georgia officials are teaming up with the state's universities and technical colleges to get adults back in School. The campaign will help returning students with scheduling and course selection.More >>
  • Missing man with Alzheimer's Disease Found

    Missing man with Alzheimer's Disease Found

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:34:46 GMT
    Authorities in Berrien County are searching for a man with Alzheimer's Disease that has gone missing.They say John Bethea was last seen heading south on White Pond Road in Nashville at 11 a.m.More >>
    Authorities in Berrien County are searching for a man with Alzheimer's Disease that has gone missing.They say John Bethea was last seen heading south on White Pond Road in Nashville at 11 a.m.More >>
  • Albany cheerleading team could be on reality show

    Albany cheerleading team could be on reality show

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:42:06 GMT
    Dr. Latonya Peterson, Assistant CoachDr. Latonya Peterson, Assistant Coach
    An Albany cheerleading team could be featured on a reality show. More than 50 girls tried out to join the two time national champion Albany Elite “Tiger Paws.”More >>
    An Albany cheerleading team could be featured on a reality show. More than 50 girls tried out to join the two time national champion Albany Elite “Tiger Paws.”More >>

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.


Copyright 2011 WALB.  All rights reserved.   Feedback