PUBLIC NOTICE: SUNDAY ALCOHOL SALES
LAKELAND, FL (November 17, 2015) The City of Lakeland established new hours for Sunday alcohol sales during the Monday, November 16th City Commission Meeting. The new hours for Sunday alcohol sales within the Lakeland City Limits went into effect upon Monday’s vote during the regularly scheduled City Commission meeting. The newly established Sunday alcohol hours are from 7 a.m.-2 a.m. effective NOW.
Monday’s vote immediately ends the special consideration for Sundays compared to other days and eliminates the alcohol sales “blue law” based on religious morality. Before Monday’s City Commission vote, Sunday alcohol sales were reduced to beer and wine only as package sales from 12 p.m. Sunday to 12 a.m. Monday morning. Licensed bars and restaurants could sell mixed drinks as well as beer and wine during the same hours.
Now, alcohol can be sold in Lakeland every day of the week, both packaged liquor and sales for consumption on the premises of a licensed retailer, except between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. See the ordinance language here: http://www.lakelandgov.net/portals/CityClerk/CityCommission/Agendas/11-16-15/15-060Ord.pdf.