September 28, 2010

Takoma Park votes to allow restaurants, but not stores, to sell carry-out alcohol

Takoma Park officials finally made a decision on the city’s century-old ban on alcohol sales. The city council voted Monday night to request a change in its laws so that restaurants may sell carry-out beer and wine. Sit-down restaurants, such as Roscoe’s Pizzeria, won out, but the rules barring retail businesses from selling beer and wine will remain unchanged. The Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-Op, which had expressed interest in selling organic wines and beers, won’t be able to do so any time soon. And entrepreneurs hoping to open upscale beer and wine stores similar to Silver Spring’s Fenwick Beer and Wine, whose owners originally intended to open in Takoma Park, will have to continue to look elsewhere. SOURCE: TBD

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