County’s fifth package store opens for business
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Aug 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The City of Cadiz started collecting taxes and the sale of alcohol from all Cadiz establishments that sell it on Thursday, July 15, and has already collected thousands of dollars.

The county collected $13,213 during the month of July, and has collected $58,297 since alcohol was first sold in late January, according to the Trigg County Alcohol Beverage Control web site.

“The county’s number will probably also drop for next month, as well, because the city will receive all receipts for city businesses,” said Trigg County Treasurer Lucy Oliver.

Cadiz Police Chief Hollis Alexander said that since July 15, the city has collected $3,418, adding that the numbers will probably increase as that number was only for the month of July.

Taxes for both the county and city ordinances are for 6 percent of all alcohol sales in the county and city, respectively.

Main Street Liquors is the only liquor store in the city, said Alexander, who added that the city collects revenue from five convenience stores in the city as well as El Bracero’s Mexican Restaurant.

Jay Geiger, the local Alcohol Beverage Control officer, said the other four liquor stores – Trip’s, Handy Korner Spirits, Higgins Liquors and most recentlyTrigg County Liquors, are all in the county.

In other related business, the last of the five allowable liquor stores opened early last week. Brandon Oliver, owner of Trigg County Liquors, said they have been officially open since last Monday.

Oliver described the establishment as a drive-through liquor store – that is, customers drive into the building, place orders and after paying and receiving their goods, drive out of the building.

Oliver said this particular setup helps with security and weather issues, as everything is handled inside the building.

The store was going to open sooner, but the previous owner of the building had a lease on it until June 1, Oliver said. He added that business so far is “coming along,” but that he hopes sales will improve after more advertisements appear in local media.
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