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Alcohol delivery in Carbondale a possibility

This would mean services like Cargo, Uber, or any other similar service  would be able to...
This would mean services like Cargo, Uber, or any other similar service would be able to deliver alcohol in the city of Carbondale. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)((Source: Chris Drury, KFVS))
Published: Jan. 3, 2019 at 10:10 PM CST
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CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - The Liquor Advisory Board for the City of Carbondale voted unanimously on Thursday, January 3 to recommend that the city change title 2 in the city code that would allow the delivery of sealed alcohol by a licensed TNC/Taxi Driver.

This would mean services like carGO, Uber, or any other similar service would be able to deliver alcohol in the city of Carbondale.

The board discussed issues such as should they limit how much an individual should be allowed to purchase, what the amount a business would be fined if they sold to a minor, and how they should regulate selling on SIU campus.

“We have students, faculty and folks coming in from literally hundreds of locations from around the country and in many of the metro areas who have had these services and are used to them," said Steve Payne, Liquor Advisory Board member. “It makes it a competitive environment, and have the opportunity to keep people here a little bit longer so they don’t have another niche reason to go someplace else.”

“When people are at home and they have a little bit to drink and they are out and they want one more bottle of wine, they can use our app to get that brought to them, they don’t have to try and risk it or drive or find a friend,” said Shad Burner, carGo Vice President of Market Development.

The City Council in Carbondale will have the final vote on whether or not the change in the city ordinance will allow for the delivery of alcohol.

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