Council Members encourage community to protest Family Dollar Stores request to sell malt beverages
Louisville – Several Members of the Democratic Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council are calling on residents of Metro Louisville to participate in special protests on Monday, July 30th in opposition to the decision by Family Dollar Stores to seek a liquor license to sell malt beverages in their stores.
“This community needs to send a very strong message to Family Dollar Stores: we already have more than enough places to sell alcohol in Metro Louisville,” says Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2). “I want to invite everyone who lives near one of these stores to come and join us.”
Councilwoman Shanklin will be on hand to protest the liquor licenses request in the Newburg area. Council members Jessica Green (D-1), Mary C. Woolridge (D-3), Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4), Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5), Marianne Butler (D-15), Vitalis Lanshima (D-21) and President David James (D-6) will be leading protests at Family Dollar Stores in their own respective districts.
“Employees of Family Dollar Stores have asked me to stop these liquor licenses because they are afraid of the activity it will cause around their stores. Employees have told me they are afraid and concerned for their safety, and the safety of other customers, many of whom are children,” says Sexton Smith.
The protests are set to begin at 6:00pm
Here is a list of those stores that have applied for a liquor licenses:
Family Dollar #10270, 2124 Bank Street
Family Dollar #10271, 8010 Preston Highway
Family Dollar #1031, 3201 Kristin Way
Family Dollar #1670, 503 Mt. Holly
Family Dollar #11504, 1234 W Broadway
Family Dollar #11859, 2421 W Market St.
Family Dollar #1351, 790 Eastern Parkway
Family Dollar #1434, 431 W Oak St.
Family Dollar #2087, 1419 W Jefferson St.
Family Dollar #2117, Iroquois Manor 5312 S 3rd St.
Family Dollar #2424, Mid City Mall, 1250 Bardstown Rd
Family Dollar #4110, Southland Shopping Center, 6621 Southside Dr.
Family Dollar #4710, Target Center 7100 Preston Hwy
Family Dollar #6820, Hazelwood Shopping Center 4126 Taylor Blvd
Family Dollar #750, 3022 Portland Ave
Family Dollar #8696, 3036 Wilson Avenue
Family Dollar #8824, 13313 Dixie Highway
Family Dollar #8914, 6312 Greenwood Road
Family Dollar #9199, 611 Winkler Avenue
Family Dollar #926, 2501 Dixie Highway
Family Dollar #928, 3277 Taylor Blvd
Family Dollar #957, Poplar Plaza 4936 Poplar Level Rd