Chapel Hill Town Council met to discuss Special Use Permits for Alpha Phi sorority, Wegmans grocery store and Signature Health Care Expansion on Wednesday. They also approved alcohol sales on Sunday after 10 a.m.
Town Council members unanimously approved the "brunch bill" and changed the current town ordinances to approve the new alcohol sales. The change allows retail stores and other businesses with a state permit to sell alcohol on Sundays after 10 a.m.
“I don’t want our businesses to be disadvantaged compared to those in Carrboro or the surrounding area,” Town Council Member Michael Parker said.
He said the only reason the bill was not passed earlier was because the Town Council wanted to discuss the dangers of high-risk drinking with The Chapel Hill Campus & Community Coalition.
Parker said combating underage and excessive drinking should be a problem that’s not only addressed on Sundays.