Bossier Parish residents to vote on future alcohol sales

Bossier residents to vote on alcohol sales

BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - This weekend, some voters in Bossier Parish will have the decision to end, maintain or expand alcohol sales in their area. This includes those living in Police Jury 2 in Bossier Parish will make that decision.

The issue started from The Hatch Agency, a consulting group that works for large retailers such as Brookshires and Walmart. They want to expand the area to sell beverages with more than six percent alcohol content.

Currently, only Bossier City can sell those beverages.

Here is a list of the five propositions that will is on Saturday’s ballot:

1. Shall the sale of beverages of alcoholic content containing not more than six percent alcohol by volume be permitted by package only and not for consumption on the premises in Police Jury District 2, Bossier Parish, Louisiana?

2. Shall the sale of beverages of alcoholic content containing not more than six percent alcohol by volume for consumption on the premises be permitted in Police Jury District 2, Bossier Parish, Louisiana?

3. Shall the sale of beverage alcohol containing one-half of one percent alcohol by volume and above for consumption on the premises be permitted in Police Jury District 2, Bossier Parish, Louisiana?

4. Shall the sale of beverages of alcoholic content containing one-half of one percent alcohol by volume and above by the package only and not for consumption on the premises be permitted in Police Jury District 2, Bossier Parish, Louisiana?

5. Shall the sale of beverages of high and low alcoholic content be permitted only on the premises of restaurant establishments which have been issued an "R" permit as defined by law in Police Jury District 2, Bossier Parish, Louisiana?

Several small businesses say they fear that people will want to end alcohol sales in the area. This would take away a large part of their business.

“We might be out of a job,” Dixie Mart Manager Catherine Marquez says. “Alcohol makes up 70 percent of our sales.”

This election is on December 8th. You can stay up to date with all election coverage on KSLA.com or our KSLA News app.

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