Residents of Berkeley Lake will vote Nov. 5 on the proposed “Brunch Bill” to allow alcoholic beverage sale to begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings. (File Photo)
Photo: For the AJC
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More Gwinnett cities extend Sunday alcohol sales with brunch bill

Five cities in Gwinnett County approved earlier Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants on Election Day.

Berkeley Lake, Dacula, Lilburn, Norcross and Suwanee voters approved “brunch bill” referenda in Tuesday’s election. That means restaurants will be able to serve alcohol at 11 a.m. instead of 12:30 p.m. on Sundays. 


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The law passed in March 2018 allows cities and counties to vote for earlier alcohol service on Sundays. State law restricts alcohol service to 12:30 p.m. or later if a municipality does not choose to hold a referendum, or if a referendum fails. The law does not allow for earlier alcohol sales at grocery stores or liquor stores, which must still abide by the 12:30 p.m. start time.

The five cities that passed referenda Tuesday join six others, and Gwinnett County, that had already voted in favor. The cities in Gwinnett that have passed the brunch bill as of November 2019 are:

• Berkeley Lake

• Dacula

• Duluth

• Grayson

• Lawrenceville

• Lilburn

• Norcross

• Peachtree Corners

• Snellville

• Sugar Hill

• Suwanee


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