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August 3, 2013

Hours set for alcohol sales in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA —

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Alcohol will be sold in on-premises establishments, such as restaurants, from 10 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Sunday in Philadelphia.

The Neshoba Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1b0WObP ) that the hours were approved recently by the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

The board of aldermen adopted in June an ordinance to allow for the sale of wine and liquor in the city. Officials expect the first package liquor stores to open in the fall. Package store hours are regulated by the state.

The ordinance allows the sale of wine and liquor of more than 5 percent alcohol by weight in restaurants and package stores.

Philadelphia voters approved liquor sales on June 4.

Officials have said that the sale of wine and liquor would attract new business and help existing ones in the city.

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