CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) -- At the Corinth Wine and Sprits on North Harper Road, the cash register has been making quite a lot of sound recently as customer after customer have purchased alcoholic beverages.
The owners say that the business has been so good in fact that in a couple of weeks or so they're going to move right across the street into an even larger building.
The buisness has only been up and running for six weeks.
"Business is great," said Kathryn Lee, the owner of Corinth Wine and Spirits. "It's been overwhelming. It's constant all day long every day. We're excited so much that we're going to move across the street. We're expanding. We need more space, more shelves, more storage. But we thank all of our support and friends. We couldn't have done it without them. And they've come out and bought from us."
According to last December's vote totals, Lee's and several other stores in the city wil have lots of support as the measure passed with a 70 percent vote.
In 1989, the sale of liquor and wine was voted out, but beer sales were allowed.
Now the city offers liquor, beer and wine sales, something that apparently pleases many residents although we found none who would say so on camera.
According to Lee, the sale of alcohol should provide more for the city of Corinth than just recreational beverages.
"We're hoping that it'll bring more industry to Corinth's restaurants. We have several restaurants going in now and some expansions in existing restaurants," Lee said. "We have a new restaurant coming in downtown and several of the ones are doing expansions."
She says the store first opened its doors on Feb. 8 and now is growing fast.
A countywide referendum to sell alcohol was defeated in Alcorn County back in 2005.