Beer and Wine Sales

State Question 792 allowed regular-strength beer to be sold at grocery and convenience stores, such as QuikTrip.

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Skiatook’s City Council has agreed to hear a discussion and consider allowing beer and wine sales at certain events held on city property.

With changing beer and wine sale laws in Oklahoma, the city has received several requests for beer and wine sales at local events. City ordinances currently prevent the sale of alcohol on city property.

City Manager Dan Yancey proposed bringing ideas about issuing licenses to vendors as well possible locations where sales would be allowed back to the council at a later date. The discussion would not include allowing outside alcohol other than through vendor sales.

The benefits of allowing permits was briefly discussed such as tax revenue and encouraging participation in local events.

No action was taken by the council. Most members of the council were willing to entertain a discussion on the topic. Vice Mayor Herb Forbes stated he was not in favor of allowing beer and wine sales.

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Lindsey is the managing editor for the Skiatook Journal. She holds an M.A in English from the University of Central Oklahoma. Prior to the start of her news career in 2011, Renuard was a professor of English at the University of Central Oklahoma.