Brunch is about to get better in the Port City
ABC permit holders in the city of Wilmington will now be allowed to serve alcohol before noon!
(Wilmington, NC) – We’ve got great news for brunch lovers in New Hanover County. Wilmington’s City Council unanimously voted to pass the “Brunch Bill“, allowing alcohol to be sold earlier on Sundays.
Before passing this bill, North Carolina businesses with ABC permits were not allowed to sell alcohol before noon. While the Brunch Bill was approved by Governor Roy Cooper in June, the General Assembly gave local governments the option to approve or deny the ordinance.
Two local restaurateurs spoke out in favor of the bill during a public hearing before the Council voted to pass the ordinance. All agreed that passing the bill would allow for increased sales revenue for local businesses, and help boost tourism in the city.
Wilmington joins in with other New Hanover County leaders in Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Surf City by passing this legislation. The City Council says the change will take effect immediately.
We will be enjoying a Mimosa or two next time we have brunch in the Port City. How about you?