Restaurant alcohol sales approved in Pineville - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Restaurant alcohol sales approved in Pineville

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PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) There is change on the horizon for the restaurants in Pineville.

"The result of what we saw last Saturday spoke to what citizens were looking for and that was alcohol in in restaurants only so that we can get the restaurants that they have been looking for," said Rich Dupree.

For the customers, the option of being able to have a drink with dinner is a welcomed addition.

"My wife and I like to frequent the restaurants in Pineville and I like to occasionally have an adult beverage when I have my dinner so, I am looking forward to it and I think it will be a good thing for Pineville," said Dan Fowler.

"As a customer, who from time to time enjoys a drink when I am eating it will be a good thing for businesses to bring in more money," said Denine Hughes.

Local business owners say alcohol sales will bring more growth and profit to the city of Pineville.

"It is good for the revenue of the area for sure. I mean big companies and big business can come in. I am probably going to join in you know on the bandwagon and do a little beer and put some TV's in here and you know just see what happens," said Patti Terrell.

"The main thing that is going to be good is that it will hopefully keep people in Pineville. There will be chains but you know there is plenty of business to go around and we certainly appreciate the opportunity to be involved with that and we think we are going to be able to keep people from Alexandria and keeping the money local," said Tommy Sauve.

City leaders say the option for alcohol could be good for the city.

"I think the future is very bright in that way and hopefully it will not only improve the quality of life but bring more economic opportunities not just because of the restaurants but what else will come with them," said Rich Dupree.

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