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Ordinance would allow non-Rockwoodians to own liquor stores in city

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By Cindy Simpson

Owners and operators of Rockwood liquor stores are required to live in the city at least three years before applying for a liquor store privilege license.

Rockwood City Council will consider changing that requirement with the first reading of an ordinance at its meeting today, Feb. 25.

“I asked the city attorney to get a legal opinion of the Rockwood ordinance as it was written,” said Mayor James Watts. “The legal opinion is you cannot put a residency restriction on a liquor ordinance.”


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