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Citywide Beer And Wine Sales Petitions Delivered

By BJ austin

Dallas – "Progress Dallas", the group supporting an end to wet/dry alcohol districts, is confident is has enough petition signatures to put the issue on the November ballot.

The group's Chairman, Gary Huddleston says allowing beer and wine sales in supermarkets and convenience stores "citywide" will increase customer convenience, and add sales tax revenue to the city budget.

Huddleston: City of Dallas is already losing at least 10 million dollars a year in tax dollars that are going to neighboring cities by the sale of beer and wine in supermarkets and convenience stores.

A companion initiative would remove the "private club" card required if a restaurant wants to sell alcohol in a "dry" district.

Progress Dallas delivered more than 217 thousand petition signatures to the City Secretary this afternoon. Organized opposition has not come forward, yet.