DECATUR, Ga. – Currently, there are no liquor stores in the city limits of Decatur. That’s about to change.

Monday night, the Decatur City Commission voted unanimously to allow grocery stores and markets in the downtown commercial district to sell booze.

“People should be able to buy what they want to buy,” said Decatur resident Dylan Moore.


“As long as it’s responsible,” said Allen Kowalczyk, who works downtown.

Lyn Menne, Decatur’s assistant city manager for community and economic development, stood before the commission and presented the proposed amendment to Decatur’s Alcohol Beverages Ordinance.

After it passed, Menne told Channel 2’s Rikki Klaus, “The fact that we…