Four of five Westerville-area liquor options approved

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Two of three liquor options requested for South State Street gas stations were approved by Westerville precinct voters Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Sunday sales of beer, wine and low-proof alcohol between 10 a.m. and midnight were approved for the Sunoco station at 150 S. State St. The measure passed 302 votes to 160 votes, or 65.4 percent to 34.6 percent, according to final, unofficial vote totals from the Franklin County Board of Elections.

The station, formerly Bope’s Sunoco but now operating under new ownership, already sells the same class of alcoholic beverages Mondays through Saturdays.

Three blocks south at Speedway, 360 S. State St., voters in Westerville Precinct 5-C approved weekday sales but turned down Sunday sales. Both options were for sales of beer, wine and low-proof alcohol.

In the owners’ third attempt to gain liquor sales at the Speedway, voters approved weekday sales 308 votes to 294 votes, or 51.2 percent to 48.8 percent, according to the elections board.

Sunday sales, though, were denied by a nearly identical margin – 312 votes against to 292 votes in favor, or 51.7 percent to 48.3 percent.

The same Speedway was unsuccessful with liquor options to gain beer and wine sales in November 2007 and November 2009.

Blendon restaurant wins sales

In neighboring Blendon Township, voters approved two liquor options for the proposed Puerto Vallarta restaurant, 6045-6047 Sunbury Road.

Weekday sales for the restaurant were approved 680 votes to 211 votes, or 76.3 percent to 23.7 percent, according to unofficial results posted by the Franklin County Board of Elections Tuesday night.

Sunday sales, from 11 a.m. to midnight, were approved 644 votes to 240 votes, or 72.9 percent to 27.2 percent, the board of elections reported.

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