Town OKs ABC Store study

Published 9:24 am Thursday, July 20, 2017

It’s been more than eight months since Mocksville voters approved an ABC store in town.

Until the July board meeting, little had been done.

Board members approved at that meeting hiring a consultant to conduct a feasibility study. The consultant will collect demographic data, and give the town suggestions as to the size and location of the store, and whether it would be a benefit to partner with the Cooleemee ABC Board.

Town Manager Marcus Abernethy said the study should be done in October, and it could be a year or more before the store opens.

Commissioner Brent Ward asked if it would be better for the board to go ahead and appoint members to the ABC Board, then it would be out of the town board’s authority. There was no discussion on that suggestion.