Update: The vote was tabled at the December 19th meeting and may be on the January 19th agenda. Holly Springs city staff has recommended a denial of the applicant’s request for a permit after learning the property owner had a history of paying taxes late and selling alcohol to minors. More information was in this article by the Tribune Ledger News.
A liquor store was recommended for approval from the Holly Springs Planning and Zoning commission last week. According to Erin Honea of the City of Holly Springs, the City Council now has the final vote to approve or deny this store, Sixes Package, on December 19th. The store would take the place of the vacant lot that was previously occupied by a gas station.
Vincent Infanti, the applicant, cited that when the gas station was open, it would sell approximately 1500 bottles of wine a week, making this an ideal location. Infanti also assured that the appearance of the building would be appealing, “similar to a country store”. With Sixes Road being the exit for the future Northwest Corridor, it has the potential to be very busy.
The topic did not go unchallenged, as several local residents attended the meeting to voice their concerns. Attracting crime, not fitting in with the surrounding landscape, and difficulty to access from one side of Sixes were just some of the concerns reported by the Cherokee Ledger.
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