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Sugar Grove to approve new hours for packaged liquor sales

Sales would start at 6 a.m. under new ordinance

SUGAR GROVE – Village trustees are poised to approve earlier sales by package license holders.

Trustees at Tuesday's Sugar Grove Village Board meeting will vote on an ordinance that would allow packaged liquor sales between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. seven days a week. Currently, the village allows packaged liquor sales between 8 a.m. and 2 a.m.

Village Administrator Brent Eichelberger said the request for earlier hours came from gas stations/convenience stores in the village.

"They found on the weekends, especially in the morning, customers stopping for gas also wanted to buy packaged liquor," he said. "They wanted to do one-stop shopping."

Sugar Grove Police Chief Pat Rollins has not voiced any objections to the change. The change would be in line with what surrounding communities do.

Oswego and Montgomery allow packaged liquor sales to begin at 6 a.m., Monday through Saturday, with Sunday sales beginning at 10 a.m. Yorkville's hours for packaged liquor begin at 6 a.m. every day.

Village President Sean Michels said the change was a good one.

"It makes a lot of sense to work with our businesses," he said. "It is more for convenience sake."

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