DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) —A controversial liquor store that was up for a vote in the Dothan City Commission has been denied.

Sandhar Liquor had recently put in an application to the Dothan City Commission for a lounge retail liquor license. The vote was originally delayed after commissioners wanted to look at crime statistics and measurements because a liquor store cannot exist within 200 feet of a local park, school, or religious institution.

If the business application had been approved, the store would be on Third Avenue located in District 2, what is known as ‘Ford Country’.

After hearing about the application, many residents in the area took up arms against the possible liquor store and had a petition with over 200 signatures.