I KNOW all y'all are just dying to know how the election turned out, right? I mean I've been inundated with off-line communications asking just that question. Well, sorta. Well, not at ALL. But that's beside the point, coz I'm gonna tell ya anyhoo. Here it is:
With Sunday liquor sales approved by voters on Dec. 13, businesses serving alcoholic beverages are already in the process of turning in their applications for Sunday liquor licenses, according to Portales City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry.That last bit is oh-so-true... we don't have a lot o' dining options. One other thang you should know: the vote was 311-278 in favor of Sunday alcohol sales. It was a near run thang, but P-Ville has been dragged... kicking and screaming... into the 21st century. Well, sorta. You still can't buy beer on Sundays at Wally-World or anywhere else (except at Cannon Airplane Patch), for that matter. One small step...
Cattle Baron Manager Richard Chambers said he believes Portales has more to offer people and this is one way of bringing more to the community.
He said the Sunday liquor sales will also bring more jobs to the community.
“Vines will be open on Sundays now, so that’s going to be a whole other day they weren’t open before and they are going to have to hire new people and I’ll have to hire new people as well,” Chambers said. “I think it’s great for Portales that people won’t be driving to Clovis to eat and have a glass of wine or beer. There aren’t a lot of eating options here, so it will be good for the community.”