The Charlotte City Council just unanimously voted to approved North Carolina’s new ‘Brunch Bill’ yesterday, following Governor Cooper’s signing of the bill about 2 weeks ago.
Senate Bill 155 will essentially allows alcohol sales two hours earlier on Sunday mornings (10am instead of the current 12pm) for local restaurants, grocery stores, and breweries.
The new rules go into effect immediately, but people won’t be able to take advantage of it until this coming Sunday (July 30th).
So far, reactions on social media have been pretty positive;
No discussion or opposition surrounding Brunch Bill. Alcohol can now be served at 10 a.m on Sundays starting this Sunday. 🙌🏻 I'm out.
— Ryan Pitkin (@pitkin_ryan) July 25, 2017
Between the brunch bill passing and Charlotte getting a Smithfield Chicken and BBQ things are looking pretty good. #clt pic.twitter.com/TVWjTH56b5
— Terry Brown (@Terry_BrownJr) July 25, 2017
Several of the local breweries around South End, including the Unknown and the Wooden Robot, are praising the new law. It will allow them to open for business before Panther games, instead of just opening their parking lots to tailgaters.
Harris Teeter, Publix, and Food Lion have also released statements saying that customers have long demanded alcohol sales before noon on Sundays and that they will be adjusting their hours to take advantage of the new law.
If you’re thinking about celebrating the new law this coming Sunday, check out our list of the Top 10 Best Brunch Spots in Charlotte.
Do you support North Carolina’s new ‘Brunch Bill’?