The Bottle Shop liquor store allowed to reopen during court appeal process

(Source: The Bottle Shop/Facebook)
(Source: The Bottle Shop/Facebook)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Court of Appeals of Georgia has issued an order which will allow The Bottle Shop to remain opening during an appeal of the lower court's ruling.

According to a Facebook post, The Bottle Shop will reopen for business Thursday morning.

The legal battle for The Bottle Shop near Bradley Park Drive started November 2016, when the owners of Uptown Wine & Spirits, a competing store, filed an injunction with the city of Columbus.

Uptown Wine & Spirits' owners argued the Bottle Shop was violating a Georgia law, preventing a liquor store from being 600 feet away from any facility deemed a school; a law they believed they had to follow to open another store.

At its current location, The Bottle Shop is less than 600 feet away from the Growing Room Child Care Center.

Columbus City Attorney Clifton Fay publicly stated as this case developed, the child care center did not meet the standard to be considered a school.

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