Berea says ‘Yes’ to alcohol sales

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After Tuesday's vote, larger restaurants in Berea will now be able to sell alcoholic beverages with food.

BEREA, Ky. (WTVQ) — Larger restaurants in Berea will be able to sell alcoholic beverages with food following a vote Tuesday.

The Madison County Clerk’s Office says 1,476 people voted in favor of the referendum allowing alcohol to be sold by the glass, with 1,113 voting against the measure.

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The vote allows restaurants that seat up to 50 people, and that generate at least 70% of their gross income from food sales, the ability to apply for licenses to serve alcoholic beverages with meals.