Worthington's 752 Building

Four liquor options win easy approval


The east side of High Street from Granville to Worthington-Galena roads is no longer “dry.”

Voters in Worthington Precinct 4A easily approved four liquor issues Nov. 6, paving the way for alcohol to be sold at the city-owned Kilbourne Memorial Library, also known as the 752 Building.

The issues were placed on the ballot by the city’s Community Improvement Corp. (CIC), which is acting on behalf of the city in efforts to lease the building. CIC members want to be able to lease the building to a restaurant that would sell alcohol.

A liquor license would still be needed.

Currently, only carryout beer and wine may be sold in the precinct.

According to unofficial results from the Franklin County Board of Elections posted Tuesday night, option 29B was approved by a vote of 404 to 119. It will permit the sale of beer.

Issue 30B, for the sale of mixed drinks, was approved by a vote of 399 to 119.

Issue 30C, for the sale of liquor, was approved by a vote of 409 to 114.

Issue 31B, for Sunday sales, was approved by a vote of 396 to 126.