Council OKs city’s first alcohol license
by Jennifer Cohron
Dec 11, 2013 | 1793 views | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CORDOVA — Sheri’s One Stop has become the first business in Cordova approved to sell alcohol.

The city council voted Tuesday night to issue a retail alcohol license to the local convenience store. The proprietors informed council members at the last meeting that they would be selling beer and wine.

The motion to approve the alcohol license passed 7-1. District Three representative Bobby Busby was the lone dissenting vote.

More than 70 percent of Cordova residents voted to go wet in a referendum held in May.

Also on Tuesday, the council held a public hearing concerning an application to sell alcohol that has been submitted by BP Food Mart, which recently opened in a gas station on Burlington Avenue that has been closed since 2011.

Police chief Nick Smith, who is charged with reviewing the application, said everything seemed in order.

Smith said the proprietor owns other gas stations in Adamsville and Huntsville. Law enforcement in those areas reported no problems.

During the public hearing, two local residents expressed opposition to alcohol sales in general but not BP Food Mart specifically.

A vote is not expected on the application until the first meeting in January 2014.