Voters in Summerville overwhelmingly support sales of liquor by the glass

Voters in Summerville overwhelmingly support sales of liquor by the glass

March 19th, 2013 by Tim Omarzu in Local - Breaking News

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Voters in Summerville, Ga., overwhelming supported sales of liquor by the glass Tuesday.

The measure, which the City Council voted unanimously to put before voters in hopes of attracting new restaurants, passed with 52 votes in favor and six opposed.

"It was a landslide," City Clerk Jill Durham said. "They were overwhelming in favor of it."

City voters already approved Sunday sales of beer and wine by the glass about three years ago.

Tuesday's turnout of 58 voters was a "drop in the bucket," Durham said, or a little more than 2 percent of the city's 2,427 registered voters.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.