Bethlehem officials approved a resolution allowing voters to decide on the sale of alcohol by the drink in restaurants.
Mayor Sandy McNab has stressed without this option, the town will not be able to attract restaurants such as Longhorns or Outback in the future.
If approved, the referendum would also allow for Sunday sales in restaurants.
The special election will be March 19, 2013 as the process was too late to put before the voters during November’s election.
Bethlehem voters previously voted in July by a narrow margin to allow Sunday sales in convenience stores. McNab said the next step is to allow restaurants to sale alcohol.
For the full story, see the Sept. 12 issue of the Barrow Journal.