Liz McCormick Published

Martinsburg Joins Shepherdstown in Sunday Morning Alcohol Sales


Restaurants in Martinsburg are now able to sell alcohol before 1 p.m. on Sundays.

The Martinsburg City Council approved a home rule law Thursday night to allow the sale of alcohol at restaurants, wineries, distilleries and private clubs beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

Martinsburg was one of six municipalities in West Virginia that the Municipal Home Rule Board approved this month to change city law to sell alcohol before 1 p.m. on Sundays.

Lawmakers passed a bill commonly referred to as the ‘brunch bill’ during the 2016 state Legislative session. The bill allows county commissions to put the alcohol time change on the November ballot for a referendum if they choose to do so.

The Berkeley County Commission had already voted to put the referendum on the fall ballot.