Dozens protest outside Louisville Family Dollar stores over alcohol sales
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Dozens of people voiced their frustrations Monday night over a proposal to sell alcohol at Family Dollar stores in Louisville.
Protestors lined the sidewalk outside the Family Dollar Store on Winkler Avenue in the Taylor Berry neighborhood.
“Enough is Enough – we don’t need this stuff” and “No beer here” were just some of the chants drivers heard outside the store. Twenty-two Family Dollar stores in Louisville are proposing the sale of alcohol. Many areas already have several stores that sell alcohol, all within a mile of each other.
“It just doesn’t make sense to me that there would be another store that sells alcohol. We don’t need any more. There is just too much already,” said Katie Kome, who said she drives through the Taylor Berry Neighborhood every day. “There is a lot of crime in this neighborhood. We see it. There is all sorts of stuff going on. All it’s going to do is add to the problem.”
Metro Council President David James also opposes the idea, because he agrees many areas are already overstated.
“Less than 200 yards from here you have three other establishments that are already selling alcohol in the area,” James said.
A couple miles away in the Park Duvalle neighborhood, residents stood near Wilson Avenue urging customers to join in the fight against the proposal.
Family Dollar said it is just adding to the daily needs of its customers.
Kentucky’s Alcoholic Beverage Control in Frankfort will decide on the proposal, but no deadline has been set.
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