SCCC Seeks Private Club Permit

Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Sugar Creek Country Club clubhouse in Piggott

Following a vote by the general membership of Piggott's Sugar Creek Country Club at the annual meeting in January, the club's board of directors is proceeding with the application process for a private club liquor license. If approved, the permit would allow the country club to sell beer, liquor, wine and other spirits to members and their guests.

The board filed the necessary paperwork with the Alcoholic Beverage Control division of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration seeking the permit and late last week received a response noting they may proceed with the application process.

The next step will be publication of a legal notice, which must run four consecutive weeks. A notice also must be placed on the front door of the clubhouse. This will mark the opening of the public comment period, allowing local residents the opportunity to provide feedback to the ABC.

If the application is rejected on the first appeal, the local board then will have the opportunity to request a hearing.

If approved, the permit will make the local country club the only private club in Clay County currently selling alcoholic beverages. A private club was in operation north of Corning during the 1990's, but closed after about a year.

According to supporters of the effort, Sugar Creek Country Club is the only country club in Arkansas without a private club license.

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