ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Enterprise residents are preparing to vote on Sunday alcohol sales.
The residents of the City of Progress might soon be enjoying adult beverages on Sundays — that is, if a special vote is approved. Enterprise officials are now putting the matter of Sunday alcohol sales in the hands of the people.
“Once the people vote, if they vote it down, it’s a done issue,” said Enterprise Communications Director Jason Wright. “If they vote it through, the council will then have to determine what time they want alcohol to be sold.”
If Sunday sales are approved, it could mean more restaurants for Enterprise.
“If that is something that you have, you are more attractive to those restaurants who sell alcohol,” Wright said. “It will give us more ammunition to go recruit these restaurants.”
New eateries wouldn’t be the only businesses benefiting from Sunday sales—locally-owned establishments said they would expect a raise in their own revenue.
“I think we’re so far behind the times, you know, not having it,” said White Oak Ale House owner LaWanda Grill. “If people want to go out on Sunday and have a beer or a glass of wine or whatever, personally, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it.”
Some residents told News 18 they support the sales.
“There are businesses that come here,” said Enterprise resident Tish Campbell. “I think it would just help the businesses overall.”
However, there are opponents of Sunday sales.
“It’s not for everybody,” Wright said. “Not everybody is happy with it. Not everybody supports it. A lot of people do. That’s why we have an election.”
The election is set for Tuesday, August 13.