Developers ask Pascagoula to address liquor ordinance - - Jackson, MS

Developers ask Pascagoula to address liquor ordinance

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Developers have asked Pascagoula officials to tweak a local liquor ordinance to allow sales on city property along the riverfront where restaurants have been proposed.

The ordinance now forbids the sale or consumption of alcohol in public areas throughout the city and that includes businesses that lease city property, even if they have a state permit.

City Attorney Eddie Williams said Wednesday that a change could require developers who lease city property to apply for a permit to sell alcohol. He said the city could exclude local parks where children play.

If the council approves changes when it meets Tuesday, Williams said it would be early next year before the revised ordinance would take effect.

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