PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Pigeon Forge City Commission has approved first reading of two ordinances that will regulate the sale of liquor by the drink in the city.
On Monday, City Commission approved one that places a privilege tax on alcoholic beverage sales and aligns hours of sale and the age of servers for alcoholic beverages with the current State law.
The privilege tax will be placed on businesses that want to sell alcoholic beverages annually. the Taxes range from $300 for a private club to 1,000 for a hotel/motel or restaurant that seats over 276 people.
The other ordinance modifies the time for the sale of beer and the age of the server of beer by licensed alcoholic beverage retailers.
The two ordinances passed first reading with a 3 in favor 2 against vote. The second reading is scheduled for December 10th.
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