By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
Atmore City Council members quickly took care of a one-item agenda Monday (July 23), giving unanimous approval to a liquor license request filed by the owners of a local convenience store.
Council members approved the license request from Fast Lane, located on Jack Springs Road in the Freemanville community but on the fringe of Atmore’s police jurisdiction.
“They’ve already got a license for beer and wine, now they want to sell liquor, too,” explained Mayor Jim Staff prior to the vote.
If the license application earns state approval, as expected, the convenience store-deli-gas station would become one of only a handful of independent businesses in the area that sell bonded liquor.
Staff also thanked local media for helping to make the recent back-to-school sales tax holiday a success.
He reported to the council that a survey of store owners and managers indicates that their sales numbers were up from the same weekend last year, when Atmore did not participate in the three-day sales tax moratorium.
He also announced that the council would conduct a 3 p.m. work session prior to its next meeting, fulfilling the requirements of Alabama’s Sunshine Law.
There being no other business and no comments or questions from the public, the meeting was adjourned.