Medley’s One Stop market, soon to open at the former location of Viola Valley Country Store, was approved for a beer permit by the county Beer Board on Monday night.
The permit was applied for by Billy Medley, who also operates Medley’s Diner in Morrison, to sell packaged beer that will be consumed off-premises.
As Medley’s One Stop was located well away from any churches, schools, or residences and met all criteria for receiving a permit, the Beer Board was required to approve the application.
The market is over 7,000 feet away from the nearest church, almost 23,000 feet from the nearest school, and 750 feet from the nearest resident.
Chairman Teddy Boyd and Commissioners Randy England, Ron Lee, and Charles Morgan voted in favor of approving the permit. Carl D. Bouldin abstained for personal reasons.
Medley’s One Stop plans to open Nov. 1.