Should alcohol sales be allowed on Sundays in Landrum restaurants?

Published 4:38 pm Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Do you think Landrum voters should approve the referendum for Sunday alcohol sales?
So far, 79 percent of the 53 voters who have given their opinion on our website say they think restaurants should be allowed to sell alcohol on Sundays. Eleven voters or 21 percent said the town should not change the rules allowed within the Landrum city limits.
On the Bulletin’s facebook page, Debbie Greene Noland said, “Yes, we live in America. We should be able to have a drink on Sunday.”
Amy Bustle Connelly said, “If they care about freedom… and helping business in Landrum they will!”
Brian Connelly said, “If they want to create jobs this will pass.”
But there are those who think the move would be a bad idea for their city. John D Williams III said, “NO!!!!!”
While our writers and editors do not live within Landrum’s city limits we do believe there could be benefits to allowing the restaurants to offer alcohol especially when there are many people driving into Columbus, Saluda and Tryon to visit restaurants that do so. There is definitely an economic benefit the city cannot take advantage of currently. This could potentially bring new revenue to the city, especially since Landrum’s hospitality dollars originate from restaurant sales and not lodging sales as in other area cities. At the same time, it is important not to ignore the dangers of alcohol consumption when adults are not responsible about the amount they drink – this is not necessarily more important on Sunday than any other day, however.
We’re still looking for your input on this important referendum. You can vote in our online poll at or call us to include your opinion by calling our newsroom at 828-859-9151.
— Editorial staff, Tryon Daily Bulletin

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