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Sunday Alcohol Sales: Where Do You Go?

Fire, death and fights over rent claimed three Tucker liquor stores in recent months.

Today, May 6, marks the day many local residents have been waiting for: the ability to buy beer, wine and whatever else you fancy in Tucker and the rest of unincorporated DeKalb County.

One small problem. No less than three of Tucker's package stores have closed down within the past few months, leaving a dearth of retail locations in the area for booze shopping.

The first to go was the Embry Hills Bottle Shop, one of the best in the area with a large inventory and competitive prices. It shut its doors abruptly last winter. The reason? A dispute over rent.

Next up was , on Lawrenceville Highway across the street from . A domestic altercation involving the owner's family was the cause, allegedly resulting in a homicide.

Third on the list is Jack's Package Store. A discarded cigarette in a waste basket on the night of April 9. Owner Natesh Patel said at the time he would re-open eventually, but Patch has since learned that was not covered by fire insurance, which makes it unlikely.

"Jack's apparently is going to be permanently closed," former employee Chris Fuller said this week. "I was told that no, they had no insurance."

Where do you plan on buying your booze on Sundays? Are you a teetotaler? Let us know in the comments below.

The Scarlet Pimpernel May 06, 2012 at 08:50 PM
I guess that leaves the pkg store next to Strokers...
beth May 06, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Smoke Rise Bottle Shop is where we always go.
Kevin Madigan (Editor) May 06, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Technically, the Strokers one is in Clarkston and Smoke Rise is in Stone Mountain, so that still leaves Tucker itself with very few choices...
The Scarlet Pimpernel May 06, 2012 at 11:43 PM
i think someone should rent the krystals and open a shop there, or dunkin doughnuts
Kevin Madigan (Editor) May 07, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Good thinking, Dude.
sandee May 07, 2012 at 01:44 PM
We started going to Tower's on Buford Highway......a bit of a drive longer, but fabulous inventory and prices (cash discount). We are on their e-mail list and they always have interesting events to join. It is one of the best liquor stores in the area. Sandee
Patricia Robinson May 07, 2012 at 07:59 PM
I looks like Tucker needs a new package store. I go to the package store in toco hill they have a great selection there.
Jim Kinney May 07, 2012 at 09:41 PM
I picked up a 6 of Sweetwater Exodus Porter from the Cofer Crossing Kroger on Sunday. Tucker needs a growler store.
karen weitzel May 07, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Technically, Smoke Rise is in Smoke Rise. The community asked the USPS system to allow us to use Smoke Rise for our city and they agreed.
Kevin Madigan (Editor) May 08, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Congratulations.
Steve Walsh May 09, 2012 at 03:20 PM
So, of all the ones listed above, where, in Tucker, can we buy alcohol on Sundays? I'm so tired of searching!
Kevin Madigan (Editor) December 20, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Funny you should mention that, Jim...
The Scarlet Pimpernel December 20, 2012 at 03:19 AM
So maybe you should start a Smoke Rise Patch and get off our page...ha

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