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Sebree residents vote no to proposal to allow restaurants to serve alcohol

Residents in Sebree voted against a proposal that would have allowed restaurants to serve alcohol. 

The decision to ban alcohol at restaurants might be a head scratcher to some, but to this community, it makes perfect sense.

Sebree residents voted the proposal down, 270 to 180.

If passed, the proposal would have allowed restaurants, with a seating capacity of 50 or more, to serve alcoholic drinks with meals.

The proposal also stated the only restaurants that would have been allowed to sell alcohol would be those that make at least 70 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of food.

However, those provisions didn't matter to the majority of Sebree voters and one Sebree man says most voted 'no' based on their moral principles.

 

"It never has been legal to have alcohol in this town. There's no reason for it. Kids are exposed to it enough without having it in eating places, and we just didn't need it in this town," said resident, C.E. Johnson.

Sebree Mayor Ron Todd says he was never for or against having alcohol in restaurants. Now that the majority has spoken, he says everyone will just have to live with the results.

 

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