Branded Barrel opening delayed; Lilburn extends alcohol license

Lilburn has extended an alcohol license window for a package store planned for this location on Pleasant Hill Road. The Branded Barrel is facing litigation from an adjacent property owner. Google Maps
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Lilburn has extended an alcohol license window for a package store planned for this location on Pleasant Hill Road. The Branded Barrel is facing litigation from an adjacent property owner. Google Maps

The new Branded Barrel package store on 735 Pleasant Hill Road will not be able to open within three months of receiving a city alcohol license, as is stipulated in Lilburn’s city ordinance. The owners have been trying to obtain a certificate of occupancy and state approval, but have been subject to a temporary restraining order by an adjacent property owner that has prevented them from completing construction and opening for business.

According to the complaint, placing a liquor store there violated a restrictive covenant for the entire former Lowe’s property.

As a result of the litigation, the opening of the package store has been postponed. Due to the unusual nature of the delay, the Lilburn city council recently approved a license extension to avoid automatic forfeiture of the license.