We keep hearing, “Stop Sunday alcohol sales in Columbus.” The fact is there are already Sunday alcohol sales in Columbus. Beer and light wine (wine coolers, etc..) have been sold on Sundays in Columbus for years in stores and restaurants. Liquor and wine are being served on Sundays now in bars and restaurants that have resort status (Woody”s, Rubens, Columbus Country Club). So, if a person wants to drink on Sunday in Columbus, it is already available. The proposed ordinance is only to serve mixed drinks and wine in the rest of the restaurants that are already serving beer and are not allowed to have “resort status”. Liquor stores would still be closed on Sunday. Let”s get in or get out, either outlaw all drinking in Columbus on Sunday or let the rest of the businesses have the same rights as the select few that have been granted “resort status” due to being close to the river or a private club.
The Dispatch Editorial Board is made up of publisher Peter Imes, columnist Slim Smith, managing editor Zack Plair and senior newsroom staff.
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