Improper City Alcohol Ordinance to Stop Social Club, Declared “Worthless” as Italian Restaurant Opens 1 Block Away from 2 ChurchesJanuary 25th, 2013 by iPhone
In their May, 2011 meeting, the Monticello City Council expanded their 500 foot minimum to a 1,000 foot standard, because local pastors and churches opposed the club. (The business’s nuisance status is unrelated to the distance requirement.)
This ordinance has recently been mentioned several times by members of the public, but the question has now been resolved.
The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is exclusively responsible for distance regulations, and those reqirements only apply to liquor in store sites.
This e revelation removes any question about Panorama’s legality, but also opens the door to other related issues for the city.