What's the Deal with the Alcohol Petition? (Red Barn- Glen Rose)

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What's the Deal with the Alcohol Petition? (Red Barn- Glen Rose)

9 October 2014 at 12:00:20 PM

Update: Went down to Red Barn and took a pic of the petition.(Click to see bigger). Says "The legal sale of all alcoholic beverages including mixed beverages" and La venta legal de todas alcoholicas incluyendo bebidas mixtas.

M Pennington left a comment last night about a petition calling for alcohol to be served in Glen Rose.

Glen Rose is losing tourist dollars. Why? Each time a family comes down from the metroplex and asks to buy liquor they are turned away and sent to Granbury or Walnut Springs. By the time they drive elsewhere the kids are hungry, tired and suddenly they are spending their money elsewhere. If you want to see what liquor sales can do for a small community, take a look at both Granbury and Walnut Springs. My loyalty to Glen Rose businesses overrides my personal opinion of alcohol.Somervell County does not have enough buying public to support all our businesses. Convenience stores and shops on the square struggle daily! We seriously need to bring back our tourist population. There are many posts & discussions on this forum about lack of business downtown and here is how you can personally help your local business community. Please drop in at The Red Barn General Store to sign the petition. As of today, Oct 8, only 5 days remain to submit the petition to get this on the ballot. And please pass the word to others you know who also live in the city limits and are registered voters. Together we can give Glen Rose its much needed boost! Thanks! MK Pennington - 

I don't know much about it beyond that, but would like to. Would appreciate comments here. At least from what I understand, if I wanted to drink alcohol at one of the places that serve it (like a beer at Green Pickle), I'd have to buy a membership. If I wanted to have a drink and eat dinner at more than one place, I'd have multiple membership cards. Is that an issue with tourists? Does the petition actually want to have alcohol stores that sell beyond beer and wine? People can buy beer and wine here right now at some convenience stores and groceries, so I assume the argument about going to, say, Granbury, to buy alcohol means if someone wants, say, whisky. Yes? So is the petition calling for all alcohol sales within city limits? 

What's the argument AGAINST this? 

I lived for awhile near Houston, in a dry county. There were a few clubs in the city that sold alcohol, but generally if you wanted to get *hard* alcohol, you drove down highway 6 to Santa Fe to a *package store*. At the time, 6 was considered one of the most dangerous highways in Texas but maybe that was because people from all the surrounding areas had to drive so far to get the kind of booze they wanted. As Pennington says, people may leave Glen Rose to drive to Granbury to get alcohol that they can't purchase here and then might just stay on there instead of coming back to Glen Rose.

Anyway, if I understood Pennington's comment correctly, time is running out to sign the petition, would like to hear more about this, at least for people who live in the city limits.

P.S. if you have a copy of the petition or can take a photo with your camera/phone, send it to talk@glenrose.net and we'll post it. I'd like to see exactly what's been asked for.

P.P.S. I heard that it was turned in yesterday

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