Rogersville Business Owners Pleased With Initial Alcohol Sales

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ROGERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Rogersville went wet about a month ago.

So far, seven businesses have gotten its liquor license to sell alcohol and Mayor Dave Herston says more are applying.

Warren's BP can now advertise "ice cold beverages" on its outdoor marquee.  Inside, coolers are stocked full of beer and wine.

Owner Joe Warren says alcohol sales in Rogersville has already proved to be profitable.

“It`s been mighty good so far, it`s picked up the sales and everything else too, from gas to potato chips,” said Warren.

According to Warren, his sales are already up 30 percent which is more than he anticipated.

With such high demand, Warren says he plans to start selling the liquor 24 hours a day.

“We`re gonna have to add more coolers because as you can see here, we have a list here of beers people are requesting, that we don`t have room for right now, but we will sooner or later,” said Warren.

The Rogersville mayor doesn't have any complaints either.  So far, nearly half a dozen businesses are selling alcohol, which contributes to the city's revenue.

“It`s been a smooth transition, we have a good ordinance and our merchants are doing a real good job of obeying  the ordinance and following it,” said Mayor Herston.

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