Sandy Springs and Woodstock will start Sunday alcohol sales as early as 12:30 PM on Sunday November 20th but it will take a while longer in Atlanta. The Atlanta City Council passed an ordinance saying that sales will not go into effect until January 1, 2012.
Although I applaud Georgia taking another tentative step in the 21st century by casting aside an archaic and pointless rule, I am a little worried about the initial spike in NFL gameday drinking we will see. I am also curious as to what the economic impact will be on bars as they were formerly the only place you could get alcohol on Sundays. Will we see a significant dropoff in business for sports bars in Atlanta?
What are your thoughts?