Brandon votes to allow liquor stores within city

Published: May. 3, 2022 at 2:37 PM CDT
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BRANDON, Miss. (WLBT) - Pop the Champaign! Liquor stores will be coming to the city of Brandon after the board of alderman voted to turn the city from dry to wet.

And Brandon residents say, they are happy with the decision.

According to a statement from the city, the decision was made after receiving several requests from Brandon residents to allow liquor stores within the city.

Residents say it used to be an inconvenience to buy something a little stronger.

“Usually I had to go normally to Jackson,” said Jarred Tims. “That’s where I’m pretty much all the liquor stores you can possibly think of to go. It’s literally a long drive and it kills me.”

According to the community development director, Matt Dodd, all stores will have to be at least 18-hundred square feet and located within the community center commercial district.

“It’s really convenient just to be able to just dash in and dash out instead of driving all the way to Jackson when you can do all your shopping in one area,” expressed Kenyanna Walker.

Residents say they are also glad their city will finally get to reap with benefits of the new businesses.

“Everybody is going to Jackson, bringing it over here,” said Max Jackson. “So we might as well enjoy the tax break because people are going to get it no matter what.”

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