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Oglesby Debates Home Delivery Of Alcohol

Posted by wlpo on January 31, 2012

You’ve heard of pizza and sandwich deliveries, but what about alcohol?

Steve Beckcom runs Lil Bella’s Pizza and has now opened up Brady’s Liquors next to the old Golf n’ Pub in downtown Oglesby.  He wants to deliver alcohol from his store to people living in Oglesby and sought out the city council’s permission last evening.

While a few commissioners were fine with the idea, Commissioner Tom Porter says he was stunned by the idea and never heard of an alcohol delivery service.  Police Chief Jim Knoblauch had the same reaction and says he’s against the idea, wondering how they’d be able to monitor who all was getting the alcohol.

The store owner’s say anyone who uses the delivery service have to first come into the store and fill out a form that gives their driver’s license information.  That person has to be the one who then orders the alcohol over the phone and who answers the door when the delivery arrives.

Mayor Don Finley says neither the state nor city has any ordinance banning alcohol delivery.  The council plans on taking up the idea at a future meeting.

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