Commissioners disagree over alcohol license

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City Commissioners had a heated debate about the alcohol license approval for Jax Package Store, a business planning to open right next to Albany State University.

Some commissioners didn't like the idea of a liquor store being in close proximity to the school, however the location adheres to city ordinances which mandate alcohol sales be a minimum of 500 feet from the edge of campus.

Commissioners blocked the alcohol license based on the fact that they want to see paperwork proving the vacant location has a new owner and will be converted soon. They said this will assure them that there will not be a license for alcohol floating around without a location and business to attach it to.