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Round Rock voters will determine new alcohol sales ordinance

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) -- People living in Round Rock will get a chance to vote in November on whether to allow all parts of the city to sell mixed beverages. 

At Thursday night's city council meeting, in a 7-0 vote, the council decided to put the item on the ballot.

Currently, there are pockets in the city where businesses can't sell mixed drinks. It's in areas — which makes up about 20 percent — where the city annexed the land and kept the original alcohol status. 

For example, the owner of Buffalo Wings & Rings at 1901 Town Centre Dr. can only serve beer and wine through a private membership. 

The Round Rock Chamber is asking voters to help them change the law and make any annexed area fully wet to encourage businesses to open in the city. 

"We believe that if we remove these barriers, yes, there will be more restaurants that open up in that part of town," explains Mike Odom, president and CEO of the Round Rock Chamber.



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