Video: Columbus Ordinance Could Close Convenience Stores Early
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — Changes could be coming to your local convenience store in Columbus.
Monday night the city council will discuss a proposed ordinance that would limit the hours some stores are allowed to be open.
If passed, a store that falls in a single family residential or multi family residential area, would have to close at 10 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The idea came from a series of town hall meetings in the spring, where some citizens voiced there concerns about people hanging around the stores at night, adding to crime.
Store owners that spoke to us, but would not go on camera say they should not be penalized for other people’s behavior.
The meeting Monday starts at 6 p.m.