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GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- City leaders have approved changing Grandville's regulations on Sunday alcohol sales.

Regulations used to allow the sale of beer and wine, but not liquor, after noon on Sundays. The amendment approved Monday night by the City Council expands the regulations to allow liquor sales, too.

City Manager Ken Krombeen told WZZM 13 that the change is intended to take effect July 27, assuming the city is able to publish notice of the change in a newspaper in time.

A handful of residents spoke against the change, voicing concerns over the possibility of more drinking and driving.

Restaurant owner Tommy Brann urged the council to vote yes.

"We are responsible; we try to do the best we can," Brann said. "My wife drinks a rum and Pepsi. She's a good woman. It doesn't make her a bad person to have a rum and Pepsi on Sunday. So let's pass this and thank you."

The City Council voted in favor of the amendment 5-2.

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