The Smyrna City Council agreed Aug. 7 on regulations for growler specialty shops. AJC file photo

Smyrna regulates growler specialty shops

Now in Smyrna, growler specialty shops will be allowed to sell alcohol beverages. The unanimous decision was made Aug. 7 by the Smyrna City Council.

The wine or malt beverages must be consumed on site under certain circumstances provided that no more than 25 percent of the shop’s gross income comes from these sales. This regulation is consistent with those imposed on wine specialty shops in Smyrna, according to City Administrator Tammi Saddler-Jones.

For consumption off the premises, the growler specialty shops must offer for sale a variety of specialty malt beverages in growler containers where no less than 40 percent of the gross revenue comes from these sales. On limited occasions, growler malt beverage samplings may be allowed when a customer requests a sample or with a growler malt beverage education class. No open growler containers can be removed from the licensed premises.

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