LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Some Louisville city leaders are planning to lead protests Monday night against plans Family Dollar stores have to begin selling alcohol.

Altogether, there are 22 different stores that have applied for the license.

  • 2124 Bank Street
  • 8010 Preston Highway
  • 3201 Kristin Way
  • 503 Mt. Holly
  • 1234 W Broadway
  • 2421 W Market St.
  • 790 Eastern Parkway
  • 431 W Oak St.
  • 1419 W Jefferson St.
  • Iroquois Manor 5312 S 3rd St.
  • Mid City Mall, 1250 Bardstown Rd
  • Southland Shopping Center, 6621 Southside Dr.
  • Target Center 7100 Preston Hwy
  • Hazelwood Shopping Center 4126 Taylor Blvd
  • 3022 Portland Ave
  • 3036 Wilson Avenue
  • 13313 Dixie Highway
  • 6312 Greenwood Road
  • 611 Winkler Avenue
  • 2501 Dixie Highway
  • 3277 Taylor Blvd
  • Poplar Plaza 4936 Poplar Level Rd

“That sends a big message, all of us together,” said councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2). “We all feel the same way. We're all going through the same thing.”

Though a spokesperson for Family Dollar said they are trying to provide customers with convenience. 

“We are simply trying to provide our customers with a convenient option to purchase adult beverages while shopping for their everyday needs," the spokesperson said.

Shanklin, along with a few dozen protestors, recently fended off another liquor license application for a store inside an old Moby Dick restaurant on Poplar Level Road.

“We're continuously fighting and we're going to continue to fight,” Shanklin said. “It's not fair to the people that live there.”

The protests begin Monday at 6 p.m.

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