Hudsonville Mayor: Lifting Booze Ban ...

Hudsonville Mayor: Lifting Booze Ban will Help Jump Start Downtown

There are 10 comments on the WZZM-TV Grand Rapids story from Nov 4, 2007, titled Hudsonville Mayor: Lifting Booze Ban will Help Jump Start Downtown. In it, WZZM-TV Grand Rapids reports that:

“There are some people who have chosen to live there because of the social values exhibited in not allowing liquor sales and some people will probably move out because of that”

The city of Hudsonville has been dry for 125 years and lately so has business. "It would help to make downtown Hudsonville a destination." Mayor Don VanDoeselaar says breaking with tradition to allow the sale ... via WZZM-TV Grand Rapids

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Zeeland Republican

La Crosse, WI

#1 Nov 5, 2007
Lifting your ban will not help anyone in your city. This is the sign of future misfortunes to come. Once this ban is lifted, why don't you allow a store to sell sex toys and porn. Shoot then lets open a nudee bar right next to Gemmen's. Can you folks see that this is just another decline in civilization.
Zeeland Republican

La Crosse, WI

#2 Nov 5, 2007
Maybe you should fire your mayor!
George

United States

#3 Nov 5, 2007
how can selling booze help your city? i say keep it dry and enjoy the reputation of being dry. let the drinkers go else where.
Charlie

Caledonia, MI

#4 Nov 5, 2007
Come up people get with the times. Right now you can drive 2 miles in either direction to purchase a six pack. If this ban gets lifted we could get some new resturants in t ow n. There is nothing wrong with having a couple of cocktails with dinner. This could also open up some more jobs in the area, lord knows we need them.

Look at Grandville and all their resturants. All the Grandville residents having become corrupt because of the change in sales.

The mayor is right. VOTE yes to lift the ban. Bring some business to Hudsonville that now goes to Grandville.
Zeeland Republican

La Crosse, WI

#5 Nov 5, 2007
Your bill will go down in flames.

“Lost my mind”

Since: Apr 07

be back later

#6 Nov 5, 2007
Zeeland Republican wrote:
Lifting your ban will not help anyone in your city. This is the sign of future misfortunes to come. Once this ban is lifted, why don't you allow a store to sell sex toys and porn. Shoot then lets open a nudee bar right next to Gemmen's. Can you folks see that this is just another decline in civilization.
So tell me, how many porn places and 'nudee' bars are there in Zeeland?

Are we still talking about the same town that it took YEARS for any store to be open on Sunday, and when that happened, a lot of people agreed to it but wouldn't DARE show their face on TV because someone might recognize them!

Oh, and let's NOT forget about the PORCH POLICE! I really hope when winter hits you only have 1 shovel out and your furniture is only arranged for 'social interaction'.
Rebecca from Hudsonville

Grand Rapids, MI

#7 Nov 6, 2007
I think lifting the ban will be a great thing for Hudsonville. It will bring in better restaurants, places to hang out with family and friends, and more jobs to the area. It will also increase the number of younger working class citizens to the area, increasing the housing sales. For those of you who don’t enjoy a cocktail now and again, don’t drink, but allow those that do enjoy a glass of wine to keep the business in Hudsonville instead of driving to Grandville or downtown GR. Thank you.

“Go Red Wings!!!”

Since: Oct 07

Plainfield Township MI

#8 Nov 6, 2007
neecer wrote:
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So tell me, how many porn places and 'nudee' bars are there in Zeeland?
Are we still talking about the same town that it took YEARS for any store to be open on Sunday, and when that happened, a lot of people agreed to it but wouldn't DARE show their face on TV because someone might recognize them!
Oh, and let's NOT forget about the PORCH POLICE! I really hope when winter hits you only have 1 shovel out and your furniture is only arranged for 'social interaction'.
LOL...I forgot about the porch police. They have quite the nosy neighbor syndrome down there don't they?
Jamie

Marion, IN

#9 Nov 6, 2007
talk about laughing that is what my wife and I were doing when the Mayor said lifting this ban would "Make the city a destination spot" COME ON! like I'm going to run to Hudsonville to drink wine...

although it may be nice for people who are local.

“Lost my mind”

Since: Apr 07

be back later

#10 Nov 6, 2007
Bobbiez wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL...I forgot about the porch police. They have quite the nosy neighbor syndrome down there don't they?
Just one of the MANY reasons I would NOT choose to live in Zeeland! I don't need my neighbors constantly in my business and can't keep their eyes in their own yard! I have that already with my neighbor behind me as it is!

If they want the porch ordinace or they want to be a stuck up t.own that no one wants to go to or live in, more power to them! But quite frankly, they have more worries than knicknacks at window height, how many shovels or bikes are on a porch, how long someone's grass is, or how the funiture is arranged on a porch!

I am waiting for the 'lawn ornimant ordinance' though. Oh, and will they tell you how many Christmas lights (per bulb, not per strand or other decorations) you are allowed to hang outside also? Oh and I forgot! Are you 'allowed' to have a tree on your porch? I don't remember if that was part of the ordinance or not!

lol

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