Empty buildings prompt residents’ call for alcohol sales
Published: October 31,2012
NEW HOULKA — Some residents of New Houlka are circulating a petition trying to get support for resort status in the Chickasaw County town.
Supporters tell WTVA-TV empty buildings are a symbol of several businesses that have closed their doors and left town over the years. They think resort status would generate revenue by allowing alcohol sales.
If approved by the Legislature, the issue would eventually have to go before city voters.
Several areas in Mississippi have resort status, including casinos, state parks and the Ross Barnett Reservoir. No package sales are allowed. Resort status only applies to by-the-drink sales of beer, wine and liquor.
Two previous attempts have failed in the Legislature. The last attempt failed despite the backing of the town’s board of aldermen.
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