Thursday, November 4, 2010

Georgetown approves liquor sales

Updated: Wednesday, 03 Nov 2010, 12:37 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 03 Nov 2010, 12:37 AM CDT

GEORGETOWN, Texas - (COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER) - Alcoholic beverages, including mixed drinks, can be served throughout Georgetown, as the city’s local option election earned the support of voters Nov. 2, with 77.9 percent voting in favor of changing Georgetown’s liquor laws.

The process of changing Georgetown’s liquor laws began in August 2009 with a movement started by citizens, including members of the Downtown Georgetown Association, Karin Truxillo and John Marler, who served as co-chair of a committee leading the effort. The effort was marketed as the Georgetown Winery Initiative.

Bringing liquor laws to citizens for review required 4,700 registered voters’ signatures on a petition. Once the signatures were verified, the Williamson County commissioners approved putting the local option election on the Nov. 2 ballot July 20.

The group dubbed their effort the Georgetown Winery Initiative because changing the laws would allow more businesses that serve wine and beer to come to Georgetown.

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