Looks Like UP Booze Ordinances Will be on The Nov. 2 Ballot

UP residents are even closer to getting a hassle-free cold one inside the city limits.

Just spoke with University Park’s most famous certified nutritionist, Max Fuqua (who, if you missed his comment, is offering deliciously free froyo to those mentioning this humble blog). He says that on Friday, Open Up For UP will present plenty more than the minimum signatures required to put both proposed ordinances on the Nov. 2 ballot.

“We got all the signatures we need,” said Fuqua, “and a pretty good surplus.”

For those keeping track at home, Open Up For UP is facilitated by the University Park Merchants Association and hopes to not only abolish the private club restrictions in UP restaurants, but get retail beer and wine sales in stores throughout the city. The organization needed a little more than 2,500 signatures from registered University Park voters on each petition.

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6 thoughts on “Looks Like UP Booze Ordinances Will be on The Nov. 2 Ballot

  • June 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you, Max.

  • June 21, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Whisky for my men and beer for my horses!………….

  • June 21, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Great job on the petition drive, and it was very good to briefly chat with you on election day!
    Looking forward to the ordinances passing and the city getting more tax revenue, which will be needed as the property tax base continues to slide toward 2003 levels.

  • June 21, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    long time coming…

  • June 22, 2010 at 12:22 pm


    Over the last few weeks I’ve seen lots of volunteers gathering signatures outside in the heat. Thanks to Max and everyone else involved.


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