Green Bay explores banning gas station liquor sales

Posted at 8:27 AM, Nov 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-28 14:26:53-05

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay City Council is considering banning hard liquor sales at convenience stores.

Another proposal before the council would give city leaders greater authority to revoke liquor licenses.

Alderman Randy Scannell tells the Green Bay Press-Gazette that the lack of a city policy has led to a piecemeal approach to granting licenses.

Since October, the council has denied three requests by convenience store owners to sell liquor, while approving two others. The owners who didn't get licenses said the decisions put them at a competitive disadvantage.

Alderman Guy Zima is leading the push to limit liquor sales and has promised to vote against any new license requests. He says too many places sell alcohol, and that's impacting the quality of life in city neighborhoods.