- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CLINTON, Miss. (AP) - The city of Clinton is considering allowing alcohol by the glass and beer sales on Sunday.

Mayor Phil Fisher told The Clarion-Ledger reports (https://on.thec-l.com/1FOl8z1) such sales could result in new restaurants locating in the city and keep residents at home when they chose to eat out.

The board of aldermen will hear from the public on June 16.

“We have been trying for a long time to bring a national chain restaurant to Clinton,” Fisher said. “I just want the Board of Aldermen to vote yes for it or no, so I will know what to tell a national chain when I’m out recruiting.”

Fisher said he would expect there will be some opposition to allowing Sunday sales of alcohol.

Alderman Mike Cashion, who is also executive director of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association, said allowing Sunday sales of alcohol by the glass might help existing restaurants, but it won’t make or break existing restaurants.

“I think the larger question is when we are trying to recruit new restaurants and certain type restaurants, the Sunday sales issue is very important,” Cashion said. “It will help us significantly when we go after certain type businesses; certain type restaurants that will need Sunday sales.”

Clinton has a population of about 26,000 people.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, https://www.clarionledger.com

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