Lubbock County Commissioners Discuss Alcohol Election, Strip Merchant Expresses Opposition - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/7/09

Lubbock County Commissioners Discuss Alcohol Election, Strip Merchant Expresses Opposition

Lubbock County Commissioners met Wednesday to discuss possible voting locations for the May 9th alcohol election. Meanwhile, one Lubbock county business that already sells alcohol - wants you to say no when you head to the polls.  

Hoots Liquor, Beer and Wine store near FM 1585 and U.S. 87 is expressing its opinion to the public, through the marquee in front of their store. It reads "Vote no. Save 200 jobs. Up Y**** Chamber."

"We decided to put the sign up because people don't realize is a lot of these people on the strip and our store will probably close down because of this vote," said Teresa Thomas, Owner of Hoots Liquor, Beer & Wine. "It will shut our business down we will be completely out of business."

Thomas adds that there are a lot of Texas Tech students who work at the strip, and would be out of a job if large alcohol companies move into Lubbock.

"The chamber, even though they say they are a disinterested party, they are obviously not.  They are putting the small guys out of business and pretty much promoting these big companies," Thomas adds. "They are going to come into town and put in stores. Us little guys cant afford to put a store up. We don't get the pricing breaks they get and all that stuff, so its putting the little guy out of business."

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