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Sunday Alcohol Sales: Where Do You Go?

Fire, death and fights over rent claimed three Tucker liquor stores in recent months.

Today, May 6, marks the day many local residents have been waiting for: the ability to buy beer, wine and whatever else you fancy in Tucker and the rest of unincorporated DeKalb County.

One small problem. No less than three of Tucker's package stores have closed down within the past few months, leaving a dearth of retail locations in the area for booze shopping.

The first to go was the Embry Hills Bottle Shop, one of the best in the area with a large inventory and competitive prices. It shut its doors abruptly last winter. The reason? A dispute over rent.

Next up was , on Lawrenceville Highway across the street from . A domestic altercation involving the owner's family was the cause, allegedly resulting in a homicide.

Third on the list is Jack's Package Store. A discarded cigarette in a waste basket on the night of April 9. Owner Natesh Patel said at the time he would re-open eventually, but Patch has since learned that was not covered by fire insurance, which makes it unlikely.

"Jack's apparently is going to be permanently closed," former employee Chris Fuller said this week. "I was told that no, they had no insurance."

Where do you plan on buying your booze on Sundays? Are you a teetotaler? Let us know in the comments below.

karen weitzel May 07, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Technically, Smoke Rise is in Smoke Rise. The community asked the USPS system to allow us to use Smoke Rise for our city and they agreed.
Kevin Madigan May 08, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Congratulations.
Steve Walsh May 09, 2012 at 03:20 PM
So, of all the ones listed above, where, in Tucker, can we buy alcohol on Sundays? I'm so tired of searching!
Kevin Madigan December 20, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Funny you should mention that, Jim...
The Scarlet Pimpernel December 20, 2012 at 03:19 AM
So maybe you should start a Smoke Rise Patch and get off our page...ha

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