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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A vote that could make it easier to buy a drink in La Grange is just hours away.
In a special election Tuesday, residents will decide if the town will expand its liquor sales.
If the vote passes, smaller restaurants will be able to serve alcohol and the town will allow a few liquor stores, but still no bars.
Many businesses are pushing people to vote yes, saying it will help the local economy.
Mary Ellen Kinser son opened a small restaurant 9 months ago. She says One Nineteen West Main has been thriving, but could use another boost. Kinser says, "It'll give the competitive edge now to smaller local restaurants that don't have the same square footage that these corporate restaurants may have."
Opponents are afraid more alcohol, will translate to more crime.
Community leaders are encouraging people to get out and vote in this special election one way or another.
Linda Goyn, Executive Director of Discover Downtown La Grange, says, "We need to know what direction we want to go, if it's positive we'll go one way, if its negative we'll go the other. We have solutions for both sides."
Polls are open from 6 to 6 tomorrow.
If the measure passes, it will go into effect some time in November.