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Charleston Votes to Allow Alcohol Sales on Sunday Mornings

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The Charleston City Council has passed a bill that will allow the sale of alcohol in the city at an earlier time on Sundays.

The city council voted to pass Bill 7702 on Monday. The bill will allow establishments with on-premises alcohol licenses to sell beer, wine and liquor starting at 10 a.m. instead of 1 p.m. on Sundays.

Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Alisa Bailey says the change will help restaurants be more profitable.

An economic impact study prepared by West Virginia State University economics professor Frew Hailou predicts the change will result in an annual revenue increase of more than $876,000 for Kanawha County restaurants and bars.