Oxford debates Sunday alcohol sales

“I feel like we’re just getting our foot in the door to get Sunday alcohol sales at restaurants … so we can get a little more and a little more,” she said.

Arguments for seven-day service included economic opportunities and lifestyle choices.

“This is not just about college kids,” Duke Goza said. “There are lots of people who would like to go out and have a glass of wine with a meal.”

Jerry Jordan of the Oxford Restaurant Association said the addition of drinks would encourage more restaurants to open, “taking this Conference Center out of the red and giving visitors something to do on Sunday.” He estimated the move would add $600,000 to city coffers.

“Even $400,000 is a good chunk toward paying for a parking garage,” he said.

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