by Dan Plevak
It’s about to be a lot easier to drink wine, beer and other liquors during outdoor events at two of Gwinnett County’s biggest attractions.
Gwinnett County commissioners voted on Tuesday to approve zones at the Infinite Energy Center and Mall of Georgia where people can have open containers of alcohol outdoors at those venues. Until now, alcohol could only be consumed indoors at those venues.
The change to the alcohol ordinance means tailgaters at, say, a Jimmy Buffett or Mumford and Sons concert can now drink beer before the show without getting a ticket from police. Mall of Georgia patrons can also take a drink from a restaurant in its Village area to concerts, film screenings or fireworks on the mall green.
by Dan Plevak
As mentioned in a previous post, the Georgia Department of Revenue has issued a bulletin regarding its new policy of issuing temporary alcohol licenses to certain applicants during the pendency of a thorough and final application investigation.
In short, this means that a restaurant may in effect begin operations before its final license is issued. On its face, this a great development as many times applicants are rushed to get their alcohol licenses issued for opening, and the State license is the last license to be issued after an applicant goes through the local process with the county or city.
However, an applicant must keep several things in mind.
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