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Chatham eyes expanding liquor sales

Posted January 13, 2009 10:39 a.m. EST
Updated January 14, 2009 12:10 p.m. EST

— Chatham County commissioners have set a public hearing next week on whether to hold a referendum to allow liquor sales by the drink.

“The county commissioners want to hear people’s thoughts on this issue before they make a decision one way or the other,” County Manager Charlie Horne said in a statement. “No decisions have been made as to whether this should go on any county ballot.”

The only places in Chatham County that have liquor-by-the-drink are Fearrington Village, which was authorized by special state legislation, and a few specific facilities.

The public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Superior Courtroom in Pittsboro.