Harlem city officials approved an ordinance Monday allowing the sale of distilled spirits and Sunday alcohol sales, which Harlem voters approved in November.
The ordinance, which passed unanimously, provides provisions for the sale of alcohol by the drink on Sunday and the sale of liquor in restaurants and other permitted establishments.
The ordinance went into effect immediately, meaning restaurants and other establishments seeking permits can now apply, said City Manager Jean Dove.
Restaurant sales of beer and wine already are allowed Monday through Saturday in Harlem. Just one restaurant has applied for and received a license, Dove said.
Also at the meeting, city officials approved a $127,600 bid from Stewart Corbitt General Contractors to build a fire station on New Street, and a $62,546 bid from Judson Whitworth Construction for a new roof on the Harlem Department of Public Safety building.
City council members also rescheduled the council's January meeting, which was initially scheduled for Jan. 19. A work session will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 with the meeting to immediately follow.
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