Fayetteville Council considers ‘limited pour’ alcohol licenses


Westside annexation of 24 acres abutting Pinewood Studios on Thursday agenda

Alcohol and annexation are on Fayetteville’s City Council agenda for Thursday night.

Both items are first reads and will receive a final vote at a future meeting.

The amendment to the alcoholic beverage ordinance establishes procedures for limited pour licenses.

The reason for the change, according to the staff report, is a request from businesses.

“Many boutique businesses have requested from the city the ability to offer complimentary alcoholic beverages, typically for special functions and events, but also for everyday business in some instances. State law does not permit unlicensed businesses from serving alcoholic beverages, even when there is no official monetary transaction. If the city desires to accommodate these requests from its small business community, a reasonable solution is to license these businesses to serve what the city already defines as a ‘Limited Pour.’ A Limited Pour by definition consists of either two 16-ounce servings of a malt beverage, or two five-ounce servings of wine within a 24-hour period,” reads the report.

The limited pour use could be used for events and businesses such as wedding apparels shops, clothing boutiques, photography studios and massages licensed by a Georgia licensed masseuse.

The annexation request concerns property in the rapidly-expanding western Fayetteville area.

The property is approximately 24.5 acres and is located west of the intersection at Veterans Parkway and Sandy Creek Road. The parcel is currently zoned R-70 (Single Family Residential/Fayette County) and houses a 2,950 square feet single family dwelling. The parcel is contiguous to the 355- acre “Pinewood Atlanta Studios” property on its eastern and southern borders.

The applicant, Betty Blake, represented by her agent Bill Foley, is requesting annexation into the city and seeking City R-70 (Single Family Residential) zoning category. No conceptual plans were submitted, says the staff report, as the owner currently has no development plans, but wants to have access to the city’s sewer system to aid in possible future development.

The City Council convenes at 6 p.m. Thursday night.