SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT)– People within Scottsboro city limits can now buy alcohol on Sunday.
Sunday was the first time alcohol has been legally sold seven days straight. The city council approved seven-day sales earlier this week.
Scottsboro residents tell us before this, they had to drive to Tennessee or over to Madison County to buy alcohol on Sundays. B&R Beverage owner Ann Sims says customers were very excited to see her doors open Sunday.
“We had several phone calls– ‘Are you really open today? And can you sell everything in the store?’ I said, ‘If I couldn’t, I wouldn’t be here,'” she said. She is interested to see whether the city sees the economic boost it’s expecting after the decision.
Matthew Fine, a Scottsboro resident, said he never thought this day would come. He tells WHNT News 19 it’s something people have looked forward to for a long time.
“[It’s] convenient,” he said. “It’s easier to hop in your vehicle and go two minutes away than drive 45 minutes. It’s a whole lot more convenient.”
Sims said she saw a steady trickle of customers coming in this first Sunday, one she considers an important day in Scottsboro.