Restaurants open coolers and taps on election day

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 20 at 6:23 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - The old rule of not selling alcohol till 6 p.m. on election day is gone, and now liquor stores and restaurants are looking to capitalize on the change.

The state law that has been in effect since the Prohibition days when votes were bought with a drink of alcohol has been dissolved. Places like the Party Mart on Bardstown Road are taking full advantage of the change.

Normally, they would use election day as a change to place orders and get caught up on things. It's all about sales this year, and since stores in some surrounding counties are not open today, they hope this means more business into their location.

We found that not everyone is opening up their bars and beer coolers today.
 

While some restaurants and bars are more than happy to sell alcohol on election day, some voters said they thought voting would go better if everyone was sober.

Others simply didn't get the message in time. Some restaurants downtown didn't even know they could sell alcohol today and aired on the side of caution instead.
 

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