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Alcohol sales in Perdido Key
PERDIDO KEY -- You may soon be able to buy alcohol at a number of condominiums on Perdido Key where it's currently not available.
That's if an ordinance being considered by the county winds up becoming law.
As you can see, there's no booze for sale at this business inside eden condominiums on Perdido Key and some folks would like to change that.
Vernet Farmer, Staying in Condo: "Absolutely, they should sell booze!"
Vernet Farmer and her friends were enjoying a few drinks by the pool when we spoke with them.
But it's liquor they had to buy somewhere else.
Vernet Farmer, Staying in Condo: "We were looking on the menu, like where are the cocktails? Where are the frozen drinks?"
Linda Weaver, Staying in Condo: "We were on the beach, relaxing. We would have loved someone to come out and offer a drink and just make it a little more pleasurable."
Not everyone staying here agrees with them.
Darryl Boone, Staying in Condo: "One reason why we come down here is just the family atmosphere, you know, and not having the liquor and all the activity and everything that would come along with that."
Right now alcohol is sold in some condos in areas zoned for commercial use in Perdido Key and Pensacola Beach.
But it's not allowed in residential zones like most of the area west of Perdido Key State Park.
The proposed ordinance would allow businesses operating at condos in that zone to pursue selling booze.
Linda Weaver, Staying in Condo: "You have to drive out somewhere, get alcohol. I mean you'll have people that already have had drinks, they're getting in the car."
Vernet Farmer, Staying in Condo: "I'm drinking now. They don't sell it but I'm drinking. I mean, you're gonna make a way!"
If the planning board approves the ordinance at its meeting on Monday, it will go before the full board of county commissioners.