Tue., December 29, 2009 1:19pm (EST)

Sunday Sales Held Up In Snellville
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

SNELLVILLE, Ga.  —  
A Gwinnett County judge has put Sunday drink sales in Snellville on ice for now. (photo courtesy A. Chang-Flickr)
A Gwinnett County judge has put Sunday drink sales in Snellville on ice for now. (photo courtesy A. Chang-Flickr)
Sunday alcohol sales in one Gwinnett County city have been put on-hold.

A county magistrate judge has issued a temporary restraining order banning officials in Snellville from approving licenses for Sunday sales. The restraining order was pushed by some local residents-they claim Snellville’s city council acted unlawfully when it amended liquor laws without a referendum.

The move comes two weeks after city leaders voted to allow liquor-by-the-drink Sunday sales in the effort to help struggling restaurants.

A hearing is set for late January.