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LAKE PARK, GA (WALB) - A Lake Park restaurant is now serving alcohol on Sundays and seeing a boost in business.
The owner of Da Rajun Cajun says serving alcohol seven days a week is creating jobs.
Sunday sales started last month in Lake Park.
That restaurant owner says sales will continue to increase, especially in the spring and summer.
If you like to have a cocktail on Sundays, Da Rajun Cajun now serves alcohol.
"We were really shocked it went through because Lake Park is a bible belt town and we're the only bar in the city of Lake Park," said Da Rajun Cajun Owner Melanie Hiers.
Before voters approved the referendum for Sunday sales, Da Rajun Cajun was closed on Sundays.
"Bars and restaraunts within a mile from us were open on Sundays and we could be working and people would come in and I'd have to send them down the road so now I can open my door to them," said Hiers.
On the first Sunday they were open, January 9, sales were about $700 and it's been steadily increasing.
"Sales have doubled for my Sundays," said Hiers. "It just keeps building."
Last sunday, food and alcohol sales were close to $1,400.
"Sunday we have a lot people come in to watch football on Sunday and drink and eat wonderful food," said Da Rajun Cajun Manager Denise Tebedo.
And the restaurant expects revenues will continue to climb.
"We're able to increase our staff because we're busier," said Tebedo.
She says it's a boost to the Lake Park economy and that the extra four days a month will not only benefit her business but also bring in thousands of dollars to the Lake Park community.
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