Don't tell me, you're the owner of the Port Sheldon Party store? Right?I own a liquor store in Ottawa county.
I am not in favor of Sunday sales, even though the resale value of my store will instantly increase significantly if this proposal passes.
I grew up in Hudsonville, and have watched as the town has turned from a family-oriented quiet city into another carbon copy suburb. People moved here for the family atmosphere, quiet Sundays, and safe community. Now it has lost its former identity, and Sunday sales is the last thing on the list.
Regardless of you religion, or lack thereof, it is a fact that Sundays were different in this community, and no longer are. Money apparently talks the loudest these days.
It is not very hard to buy alcohol on Saturday instead of Sunday (take-out), but I guess it is all about convenience.
I am sad to see the identity that has grown and prospered this community all but disappear.
Why wax philosophical about the family values of Hudsonville when you have chosen to open an establishment that sells liquor to that community.
Why do you only care about family values on Sundays?
How about caring about families all the time. If you are so bent on the destructive nature of liquor, then you are in the wrong business.