The Lilburn City Council recently voted unanimously to allow beer and wine alcohol consumption at art shops and salons.The new alcohol license was added in response to the growing trend of ‘paint and sip’ businesses.
Art shops are defined as retail businesses devoted exclusively to providing art education or to selling and displaying paintings, sculptures, art supplies and similar artwork and crafts. Personal service establishments are defined as salons for hair coloring, cutting and styling, nail salons and/or waxing. Massage parlors have a separate definition and are not allowed to serve alcohol.
Each “paint and sip” license application will cost $300. The license applies to businesses located in the Town Center Overlay, or downtown Lilburn, and the U.S. 29 Corridor Overlay zoning districts.