Individuals can start applying for packaged liquor licenses in Murray. City Council members passed the second reading of the alcohol ordinance last night in an 8 to 3 vote. Residents voted in July to move from liquor by the drink sales at restaurants to a fully wet city. The ordinance sets an 8 percent regulatory tax for both restaurants and packaged stores. Hours of operation are 6 AM to midnight, and Sunday sales are prohibited.
Councilman Jay Morgan says this ordinance replaces the city’s previous law governing alcohol sales. Individuals have 30 days, starting today, to submit liquor license applications. Murray is eligible for up to seven package stores.