Election Day 2010

For years restaurants in the University Park, TX area have been prohibited to sell alcohol unless they operated as a private club and sold only to members.  As of Tuesday voting results  in the University Park area have resulted in the removal of that law and allow restaurants and grocery stores to sell alcohol.

*voting results courtesy of WFAA iPhone app.

Prior to the passing of this law restaurants in the area used a system called Unicard.  This electronic system would keep track of all of the restaurant’s members.  At the time of purchase each customer would be asked to either show their membership card or their driver’s license to show proof of membership.

Patrons of these restaurants are happy they will no longer have hand over their personal information when trying to purchase an alcoholic beverage.  But they aren’t the only ones that are glad about the voting results, the waitstaff at these restaurants are also enjoying the fact that they no longer will have to endure the lengthy process of the membership verification.  One server, Carissa Lyons was encouraging people via Facebook to vote to make her job easier and pass the law to allow the alcohol sales in the area.

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