Sunday alcohol sales spurs interest in annexation

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WEAVER, Ala. (AP) — As some residents of an Alabama city of fewer than 3,000 push for Sunday alcohol sales, businesses outside the city limits are expressing interest in being annexed by it.

The Anniston Star reports (http://bit.ly/ZuyjS5) that Weaver Mayor Wayne Willis this month asked state lawmakers to allow the city council to be able to vote for seven-day alcohol sales within city limits.

The mayor also sent legislators in Montgomery requests from Heroes American Grille restaurant and Smokin' Joes Tobacco and Beverage store — both located on Alabama 21 — to have their properties annexed by the town.

Marc Spaulding, manager of Heroes, says being in the city would be a definite advantage if the city decides to allow Sunday sales.

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Information from: The Anniston Star, http://www.annistonstar.com/




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