Businesses begin applying for alcohol permits

Greenville – Businesses in Greenville have begun seeking permits that allow for the sale of alcohol. The Hunt County Commissioners Court Wednesday morning canvassed the results of last week's election, during which voters approved the sales of beer and wine at Greenville stores, as well as an end to the need to join a private club in order to purchase alcohol at Greenville restaurants. That has cleared the way for businesses to begin seeking permits allowing for the sales. Businesses are required to submit applications for permits to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) and to apply through the Community Development Department. Existing businesses which are hoping to be exempted from new regulations put in place by the Greenville City Council this week; have 15 days, starting from the passage of the ordinance Tuesday, to apply for a permit.

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