POSTED: Friday, December 16, 2011 - 4:02pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 5:43pm
The city of Troup has been moving pretty fast lately.
Since going wet, the first wine and beer is being sold, and now, the first liquor store has opened.
Last May, the City of Troup reached a decision that many thought would never happen.
They approved the sale of spirits for off-premises consumption.
It was a long struggle but liquor sales have been approved, and Friday, the first liquor store opened its doors.
The store is called the Oasis, and Jason Hartley is a partner. He says the town is split on the issue.
But for the most part, the reactions are positive.
KETK sat down with one of Troup’s local business leaders, off camera, and he said the city has pretty much accepted the results.
In fact, Mayor John Whitsell was there when we arrived to make sure all the permitting was expedited.
And as we were leaving, the very first customer arrived at the Oasis.