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Posted on: March 28, 2020

City of Marietta Declares Emergency Situation, Allows for Certain Alcohol Sales


March 28, 2020

CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles

Communications Manager


MARIETTA – The City of Marietta has been notified by the Georgia Department of Revenue, the governing body of state alcohol licenses, that they have relaxed rules and regulations for the sale of unopened wine and beer during the Governor’s State of Emergency declaration.

Effective as of March 24, 2020, a restaurant, brew pub, beer growler, or other consumption on premises alcohol retail licensee may sell wine and beer in an UNOPENED container or package only to customers for carry out purposes except on a day or during a time when sale is otherwise prohibited or at a location which is within distances to buildings where the sale is prohibited. Additionally, there will be no sale of distilled spirits for carry out purposes. For Restaurants with Sunday Sales License and pursuant to the Sunday Sales regulations, this regulation shall be applicable for those with a Sunday Sales License and no others.   

Restaurants within the limits of the City of Marietta will be able to sell unopened beer and wine with carry out orders during the State of Emergency per the Georgia Department of Revenue pronouncement. This is in accordance with the Emergency Declaration by the City of Marietta.

Mayor Steve Tumlin, City Manager Bill Bruton Jr, Police Chief Dan Flynn

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