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Foes of Fircrest’s alcohol ban dominate council testimony

Fircrest was incorporated in 1925 as a dry town, and the original parts of town have remained dry ever since. In the 1990s businesses in newly annexed parts of Fircrest were allowed to keep their liquor licenses. This included the Fircrest Golf Club.

A movement is now afoot to revisit the ban on alcohol sales, but the stakes are high for businesses like the golf course that benefit from the 1990s exception - they too could lose their right to serve alcohol if the voters turn down the ban again - something they've done twice in the town's history.

As it stands now, packaged alcohol sales are allowed, as is consumption of alcohol, but Fircrest is the only city in the state to enforce a ban on by-the-glass sales of alcohol.

Who knew.

Read more at The News Tribune

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