By DEUCE NIVEN
Voters in Tabor City will decide this November if restaurants in town should be able to sell mixed alcoholic beverages, and perhaps if a regional restaurant chain will open a new store in town.
Tabor City Council on Tuesday agreed to a request from San Jose Mexican Restaurant owner Josue Flores to order a mixed beverage referendum to be held with the town’s scheduled Nov. 5 general election.
“We are possibly interested in opening a restaurant in the Tabor City town limits,” Flores wrote in a June 26 letter to council. “However, we would like to have the opportunity to serve mixed beverages.”
Councilman Lamont Grate made the motion to put the issue before the voters, with Miona Fonvielle offering a second and council giving unanimous approval.
“That doesn’t mean we approve it,” Fonvielle said. “It just puts it before the voters.”
“Let them decide for themselves,” Grate said.
For much more on this story see the July 10 Tabor-Loris Tribune print edition.