• Council denies store’s liquor license
By Linda Green

A request for a liquor license by Rimpy’s Convenience Store was denied by the council. Photo by Wayne Parham.

A petition signed by 116 people and a meeting room with nearly 30 people opposed to a liquor store in their neighborhood led the Thomson City Council to say no to a business’ application for a liquor license Thursday.
The Jauhal Corp, owners of the Rimpy’s Convenience Store at the corner of Cobbham and Old Washington Roads, applied to the City Council to sell distilled spirits in July. The council, concerned with the application, tabled the issue for one month.
At the Aug. 9 meeting, champions and opponents of the store’s application shared their views with the council, which noted that the store’s owners met all of the application requirements for a liquor license
The opposition was concerned with increased traffic and the safety of children and the advocates repeated that since the store already sold beer and wine, why not alcohol?

To read more on this story, see the Wed., Aug. 14, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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