Landis voters approve liquor by the drink
By Shavonne Potts
LANDIS ó It was a quiet issue that many in the town didn’t weigh in on. But in Tuesday’s primaries, voters approved liquor by the drink.
According to the Rowan County Board of Election, 728 Landis residents cast votes in the referendum. Of those, 401, or 55.08, percent voted in favor of the allowing liquor by the drink, while 327, or 44.92 percent, voted against it.
Landis Mayor Dennis Brown said he thought voters realized “this could be used as an economic development tool.”
Brown said the town was between a rock and a hard place with its neighbors in Kannapolis and China Grove both having liquor by the drink.
“If we didn’t do it would be left out,” he said Tuesday night.