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Davie Might Lift Buying Booze on Sundays Ban

For many years now, folks who live in Davie that wanted to get their booze on before noon on Sundays were shit out of luck.

Thanks to a decades-old ordinance, stores are prohibited from selling any alcohol until after 12:00 on Sundays.

But now, the Davie Town Council will be looking to change the ordinance when they put it to a vote Wednesday night.

The state does allow the sale of booze seven days a week, starting as early as 7:00 a.m. But counties and towns are free to enforce their own ordinances on that.

For some time, most cities have held on to the no-booze-til-noon on Sundays thing, but places such as Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Hollywood, Margate, and Deerfield Beach have pulled back on the rule lately, because this isn't COMMUNIST CHINA!

Now Davie is poised to join those cities and allow local business to sell alcohol early on Sundays.

Davie's Vice Mayor Bryan Caletka brought up the ordinance at a meeting back in April, and also raised an obvious line of thinking to make his point: Someone who really, really wants booze on a Sunday morning will get their hands on some, because they can easily just go to a store in another nearby city.

"If somebody is really set on doing it, they can get it," Caletka said. "It's not like they can't drive."


If people are gonna get hammered on a Sunday, might as well help the local economy.

If the vote is passed, Davie's resolution would amend the Town Code to allow Sunday alcohol sales to get rippin' at 7:00 a.m.

Davie's Town Council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Town Hall building at 6591 Orange Dr.

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