POLL: Should West Tisbury Restaurants Be Allowed to Serve Beer and Wine?

In April, voters will decide whether beer and wine can served in West Tisbury restaurants for the first time in 100 years. What do you think?

Last year, an article to file a home rule petition with the state legislature to make West Tisbury a "wet" town last year, and Gov. Deval Patrick signed legislation authorizing the town to place the beer and wine question on the ballot for the town election in April.

West Tisbury selectmen debated the regulations to control the sale of alcohol at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on February 22nd, according to an article in the Martha’s Vineyard Times.

The board of selectmen “used the beer and wine regulations from the towns of Tisbury and Aquinnah — identical for the most part — as the template for the town's new rules.”

Aquinnah voters approved the sale of beer and wine at restaurants in 2008 and Tisbury did the same in 2010.

If the town approves, West Tisbury selectmen would be able to issue licenses for the sale of beer and wine to restaurants with 50 seats or more. At this time, there are only three such restaurants in West Tisbury, , , and the at the airport.

“Selectmen would also be authorized to issue one-day licenses for the sale of beer and wine at fundraising events,” reported the Times.

We want to know what you think. Even if you don’t live in West Tisbury, how do you feel about restaurants like State Road and the Lambert’s Cove Inn selling beer and wine to diners? Would you grab a beer at the Plane View before boarding?

Make sure you tell us why you feel the way you do in the comments section.


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