Today is the First Day for Sunday Sales

Retail and package liquor stores within the Douglasville City limits can begin selling alcohol at 12:30 p.m. today, but not all will.

Retail and package liquor stores within the Douglasville City limits can begin selling alcohol at 12:30 p.m. today, but not all will.

Tell us in the comments section below this article if you will be buying today (or not) and why. Also, let us know which stores are selling today (or not), as you discover them.


According to Douglasville & Douglas County for Sunday alcohol sales, the following is a list of retailers in the city of Douglasville that can start selling alcohol on Sundays starting Nov. 25:

All eight package liquor stores are in the city and have the option to open on Sundays, but not all will.

Aldi  2990 Chapel Hill Rd
CVS  6031 Hwy 92
Ingles  2175 Hwy 92
Kroger  3251 Hwy 5
Kroger  630 Thornton Rd
Kroger  8501 Hospital Dr
Kroger  3875 Chapel Hill Rd
Publix  3316 Hwy 5
Rite Aid  2981 Chapel Hill Rd
Sam’s Club  6995 Concourse Pkwy
Wal-Mart  7001 Concourse Pkwy
Wal-Mart  1100 Thornton Rd
Walgreen’s  9465 Hwy 5
Walgreen’s  5864 Hwy 92
Plus about 19 convenience stores.

Retailers in unincorporated Douglas County that have to wait until a later date if they choose to sell on Sundays:

There are no package liquor stores in unincorporated Douglas County

Food Depot  3030 Hwy 78 E
Food Depot  3696 Hwy 5
Rite Aid  3687 Hwy 5
Rite Aid  2710 Hwy 92
Publix  4300 Chapel Hill Rd
Publix  2675 Lee Rd
Walgreen’s  2701 Fairburn Rd
Walgreen’s  590 Thornton Rd
Plus about 50 convenience stores.

License holders for on-premise sales in unincorporated Douglas County that have to wait until a later date if they choose to sell on Sundays:

Marlene’s  3064 Emery Circle
La Salsa  411 Maxham Rd, Ste 600
Burke’s Grill  4040 Chapel Hill Rd ,Ste G
Johnny NY Pizza  230 Thornton Rd, Ste A
Applebees  550 Thornton Rd
Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse  3230 Hwy 5
The Olive Tree  849 Thornton Rd
Tony’s Mexican Grill  4040 Chapel Hill Rd, Ste O&P
American Legion Post 145  6449 Hwy 78 W
AmVets of Douglas County  4225 Hwy 78 E, Ste B
St. Andrews Golf & Country Club  8799 Edinburgh Dr
Hilton Garden Inn  110 Interstate West Pkwy
Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club  8000 Capps Ferry Rd

Rick Acree November 25, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Yes, I am going to buy today just to stick my nose up at the know-it-all Baptists. I have been so disgusted at the drive to push their brand of religion onto everyone else in this county. Maybe one day they will look you in the eye while they are standing in line to purchase their beer and say hello.
Lisa Granath November 25, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Apparently some retailers are limiting the hours they will sell alcohol. Publix on Highway 5, is not starting until 12:30 p.m., and ending at 10:00 p.m. Guess it is a make up the rules as you go kind of thing! So much for listening to the people. Don't think the ballot said what hours do you want to be able to purchase on Sunday.....
Linda Stauffer November 25, 2012 at 05:47 PM
I am not a member of any religious group. I don't like seeing people making a profit on so many people's addiction. Why is it so important for people to get alcohol 7 days a week? I don't like the city and county making a profit on this either. They eventually get more tax dollars. What a way to earn money! There's definitely an increase in people's suffering with more accidents, alcoholics abusing not only adults but children and also, children drinking at a young age. Why encourage this?
Civic Action November 25, 2012 at 05:56 PM
The question on the city of Douglasville special election ballot read as follows: “Shall the governing authority of the City of Douglasville, Georgia be authorized to permit and regulate package sales by retailers of malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 P.M. and 11:30 P.M.?”
Civic Action November 25, 2012 at 05:58 PM
That Publix closes at 10:00pm.
Virginia D November 25, 2012 at 06:53 PM
I won't be buying it today, but that's only because I am out of town seeing family. There is nothing wrong with drinking alcohol, it is the people who don't use it responsibly who are the problem. In general, if we taught our children and ourselves to have self control and to act responsibly we wouldn't have half the problems we do now.
brian sallee November 25, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Linda your seem to assume that everyone who drinks is addicted (They're Not), everyone who drinks will drive (They Won't), everyone who drinks is abusive (Again They're Not). Alcohol is a product like any other, and some people will use it irresponsibly, but rest assured that the people who do abuse alcohol, that do drive, that do abuse their loved ones, that are addicted would be using some other substance, legal or otherwise. If you restrict a product based on the fact that it MIGHT be abused, then you won't be able to sell anything, ever. Besidese it is awfully paternalistic to assume we need the goverment to baby proof the world for us becuase someone might abuse something. As far as making profits go, would you rather they give the product away tax free rather than collect the revenue? What good would that do anyone? I don't want to put you on the defensive here, I'm not attacking you or your ideas, but it seems like you are wishing for unicorns and fairydust here rather than a viable real world solution that doesn't restrict the rights of every one for the poor behavior of the few.
Douglas County Designated Driver November 25, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Please be careful Douglas County citizens on this first day of sales,"Pass The Limit, Pass The Keys ".
T November 25, 2012 at 09:30 PM
So funny at how many people have lived their lives with their head in a hole. So many states, you can buy liquor in any grocery store 7 days a week. Get out sometime and see how the rest of the world lives.
Debra Sides November 26, 2012 at 12:12 AM
WoW now that's a real intelligent reason to buy alcohol so you can thumb your nose at the Baptist.
Melaine November 26, 2012 at 04:34 AM
I forgot that Sunday sales were to start today so I made an special trip yesterday, remembering would have saved me some gas and time. Holiday dinners, baking and gift giving make a trip for spirits a tradition for us this time of year. "T" is correct about many other states and countries around the world, it was weird moving back and getting used to restricted service and sales.
Civic Action December 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Today (Dec. 23) is the first day for Sunday alcohol sales in the rest of Douglas County!


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