Council members on Monday approved an amendment of the City of Dawsonville Alcohol Ordinance, extending the time frame that local businesses can serve alcohol for consumption by one hour.
The change will take effect immediately.
The new amendment makes it so that restaurants within the city limits can serve alcohol from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday (early Sunday morning).
The ordinance previously made it so that restaurants and bars within the city could only serve alcohol by the drink between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight, Monday through Saturday.
The existing city ordinance that states consumption of beer and wine on the premises is permitted on Sundays from 12:30 p.m. until midnight still applies. The sale of distilled spirits for consumption on the premises is also still prohibited on Sundays.
This brings the city in line with the county's hours of sale for Fridays and Saturdays.
The current county ordinance permits consumption of beer and wine on the premises from 10 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. On Sundays sale is permitted from 12:30 p.m. to midnight.
For distilled spirits, the county hours vary from normal sales on Saturdays, when sale is only permitted between 10 a.m. and midnight. All other days follow the county's beer and wine hours of sale.