Delray Beach Attorneys Discuss Possible Relaxing of Alcohol Laws

leifertlaw October 21, 2009 Florida Law Enforcement

Earlier this month, the Delray Beach City Commission voted unanimously to allow restaurants bars to begin selling alcohol at 7am instead of at noon. However, the new law still forbids the sale of alcohol for drinking “off premise,” so it will not apply to supermarkets and convenience stores.

Not surprisingly, restaurant owners support creating a wider window for alcohol sales to compete with bars and restaurants in the surrounding area. Still, some worry the new law might be unfair to supermarkets and convenience stores. Stores in Boynton Beach and unincorporated Palm Beach County are allowed to sell booze after 7am. But in Boca Raton, the law prohibits liquor sales before 1pm on Sundays.

The city will vote on the topic again at the next city commission meeting.

Delray considers early alcohol sales on Sundays, South Florida Sun Sentinel, October 7, 2009
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