Carrboro is hoping to be “First in Brunch” after Governor Roy Cooper singed the “Brunch Bill” on Friday.
The law, Senate Bill 155, enables local government bodies to pass an ordinance to allow local establishments to sell alcohol beginning at 10 o’clock on Sunday mornings. That is a change from the noon start time that has been the case across the Tar Heel state.
The Carrboro Board of Alderman have called a special meeting for Monday, July 3, “so that residents and visitors can begin enjoying their Sunday brunch with a mimosa or Bloody Mary as early as 10:00 a.m. at Carrboro establishments,” according to an e-mail announcing the meeting.
With the law being signed on Friday, the board’s possible approval on Monday night could lead to Sunday morning alcohol sales as early as Sunday, July 9.
Hillsborough Commissioner Jenn Weaver tweeted that the town would consider an ordinance allowing alcohol sales on June 20
The special meeting was necessary in Carrboro because the town – along with the Chapel Hill Town Council and the Orange County Commissioners – had wrapped up their regular meeting schedule until the fall.
Meanwhile, Chapel Hill spokesperson Catherine Lazorko told WCHL earlier in the week that the item “will be listed as a future Town Council agenda item – possibly for September 6, the Council’s next business meeting.”
Officials with Orange County did not respond to a request for comment.
Monday night’s meeting is set for six o’clock at Carrboro Town Hall.