Walgreens at Ward’s Corner has applied for a special exception to sell alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption. Sale of alcohol requires City permission as well as a state ABC license. The Planning Commission makes a recommendation to City Council on permit approvals. They are scheduled to go before the Planning Commission on June 24, 2010 and the public hearing is at 2:30pm.
Walgreens filed an application for each of their stores in the City of Norfolk with the City and with the ABC Board. At the insistence of the Ghent Neighborhood League, Walgreens withdrew their ABC Board application for their Ghent location.
Wards Corner Now discussed this application at their recent meetings in March and May and the overall consensus was that Walgreens should be granted the application but that they should have the same restrictions on the sale of alcohol that Rite Aid has at their location across Little Creek Road. It was made clear that their should be no single container sales.
Portions of this article were taken from the Suburban Acres Civic League Newsletter
Update 6/9/10: Corrected date of Planning Commission meeting