SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) - A proposal to make sure there is a greater distance between liquor stores and family-oriented places is up for debate in Southaven.
Southaven officials proposed to widen the buffer between schools, churches, parks and liquor stores. It would change the distance from those family-type atmospheres to liquor stores from 250 feet to 1,500 feet.
But what about current liquor stores, like Cheers Liquor, which already meets the current requirements? Liquor stores that are already standing will be grandfathered in.
Even so Cheers Liquor will be grandfathered in, store owner Ronnie Noe still does not see a reason for the change.
"Nobody wants to offend anyone's religion," he said. "However, on Sundays, we close all liquor stores."
But local churches disagree.