Hillsborough Approves 10 a.m. Sunday Alcohol Sales
Monday, July 24, 2017
The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners voted last Thursday, July 20, to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in restaurants and stores to begin two hours earlier — at 10 a.m. — on Sundays.
The approved ordinance allows the sale of malt beverages, unfortified wine, fortified wine and mixed beverages within Hillsborough’s corporate limits at any licensed premises. The vote follows the N.C. General Assembly’s approval this summer to allow alcohol sales to begin earlier on Sundays. Session Law 2017-87 also is referred to as the Brunch Bill.
“Especially given the impact of the Churton Street renovations, the board was very eager to support local restaurants and businesses any way we could,” Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens said. “We certainly heard and considered differing opinions from citizens about the earlier hours. In the end, we decided to allow all businesses who qualify to take advantage of the new state law.”
Even as downtown Hillsborough undergoes improvements, the downtown area’s shops, restaurants, bars and other attractions remain open. Want to know what’s going on or where to park? See the following:
- Parking page.
- Churton Street Access Improvements Project page for information and updates.
- Subscriptions page to sign up for news releases.
- Pardon Our Dust and Churton Street Construction Update June 28 videos on the town’s YouTube channel.