Hanceville’s city council gave the all-clear Thursday for the latest addition to the growing roster of local businesses lining up for permission to sell alcohol.

The council unanimously approved an off-premises beer and wine alcohol sales license to the CVS pharmacy store, located at the corner of U.S. Highway 31 and Ala. Highway 91, at its regular meeting Thursday evening.

CVS will be the fourth retailer to sell alcohol at Hanceville since the city first went wet in March. It took a while after the wet/dry vote for sales to begin, with the first retailer offering beer, wine and liquor in early June.

Residents approved legal sales by a 495-398 margin on March 5, two years after narrowly defeating the measure in the city’s first-ever referendum.

* Benjamin Bullard can be reached by e-mail at bbullard@cullmantimes.com, or by telephone at 734-2131, ext. 270.

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