Many Maine Restaurants & Bars Could Be Forced Into ‘Dry Sundays’
At issue is a liquor license, which the state says never should been granted in the first place, and might have a widespread affect.
Imagine NFL Sunday without a beer & a bite. Or, Sunday Brunch without a Bloody Mary or Mimosa. Two business in Lyman, Maine, could be facing this reality, after the state says an audit showed the town of Lyman voted down Sunday liquor sales in the 1970s, according to CBS 13.
Apparently, no one has been following the rules for the last 40 years. Or, were unaware of the vote.
Lyman Selectboard Chair John Tibbetts told CBS 13 "They had to apply to the state for all their licensing and not one time did anyone say to them, ‘Hey you're in Lyman, you can't sell on Sunday."
Business at Funky Bow Brewery and Town Line Family Restaurant is now up in the air if 'dry Sundays' are a reality, and they are not alone.
CBS 13 reported the audit found more than 40 other cities and towns across Maine were in a similar position as Lyman. Those involved are puzzled why it has taken so long for this to surface.
Maine is allowing a nine-month grace period, and locals want legislators to act further. For now, the two Lyman businesses are collecting signatures, in hopes of asking voters in the spring to actually approve Sunday liquor sales.
...and you thought Halloween was the only big scare in October.