The ordinance was approved 3-0 after being tabled during an April city council meeting.
At least one Lilburn liquor store has already requested to install a drive-thru window. 29 Package Store, located on Lawrenceville Highway, has submitted the request but has not yet begun work on it.
Drive-thru liquor stores are fairly common in South Georgia, but less so in metro Atlanta. There are a handful in DeKalb County, including Pitch and Putt Liquor Store on Johnson Road in Druid Hills.
Package stores are banned in some Gwinnett County cities, including Lawrenceville and Snellville. The city of Berkeley Lake approved liquor sales in a 113-18 vote in November 2017. There are no liquor stores in unincorporated Gwinnett County, according to spokesman Joe Sorensen.
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