liquor stores in Smithville
Stupid

Smithville, TN

#41 Aug 6, 2012
How is it we argue about putting a liquor store in and we dont say a word about prayer being taken out of school. Why dont we vote on that :)

Why put it in the faces of those that struggle with not wanting to go buy liquor. I'm not an alcoholic but its in my family and I know that if its here it will create more headaches and sadness to families. It sucks to be a kid and have to watch the one you love come home drunk and do stupid stuff. For those of you who have no idea what I mean.. You are truly blessed.
smifull

Brush Creek, TN

#42 Aug 7, 2012
Gerald wrote:
You'd think you would be more concerned about getting better paying jobs in Smithville than worrying about this. Your town is ran by staffing agencies that have ruined the working family.
But didn't you read what they said? If we get liquor stores and liquor by the drink we'll draw in big industry, big companies and have more jobs and tons more tax money.
Haven't you read what they said - liquor will solve all the problems in DeKalb County!
Lets see

Nashville, TN

#43 Aug 24, 2012
guess what wrote:
the dekalb county natives DON'T WANT LIQUOR STORES...GET IT? it won't pass just a waste of time to even discuss it
Let's see if it passes or not. Pretty silly that you can drive to surrounding counties and buy liquor and bring it back into DeKalb County.

If liquor is so bad and causes all the problems you claim - why haven't we seen the those problems develop in Cookeville, Lebanon and other places?
HoDeDoor

United States

#44 Aug 24, 2012
Moot point - they have liquor by the drink at Evins Mill Resort; Blue Water Grill; Maggies Landing; the Back Porch; and several other boat docks.

Best thing Smithville voters did was voting first W.J. White and then Steve White out of office.
Randy Paris

Smithville, TN

#45 Oct 3, 2012
Jenine DiConti wrote:
I think Dekalb County is losing tax revenue to the surrounding counties. If normal people want wine with a meal or drinks after work they are forced to drive out of Smithville to buy it causing them to spend money on gas, groceries etc. while there in that town. McMinnville, Cookeville and Nashville are profiting. I couldn't get my friends to come out from Nashville to visit me because they expect drinks to be served at the same place for dinner or if we all want to hang out at home they are forced to oblige the town and not drink - responsibly even. If they could purchase alcohol here then money they would save on the drive could be spent on other things right here in Smithville, TN. Heck they might even stay over night and spend it on the lake, rent jest skis, a boat, buy groceries for lunch and barbecue and go back to Nashville and promote the town. There would be more tourists. I think the problem is the town needs to decide what they really want. Either they want revenue which means tourists or they don't want tourists which means no revenue. So what is it going to be? Leave us alone or Come on in folks, we welcome you! Eat drink and be merry!
Jenine you are obviosly a business person as well.Great post I have the same problem with my friends from out of town...
agee

Smithville, TN

#46 Oct 3, 2012
just sayin wrote:
I love how everyone is against liquor stores bc it ruins lives but everyone is okay with the pill problem in this county bc I don't see anyone bitching about that
Why didn't everyone rally like this against the Gentlemens Club that is really disgusting but never a word mentioned. How about all the illegal gambling that takes place here, nope never hear about that either and prostitution, yep we have it here never see any arrest though do we. We think gambling, what does that hurt?, it hurts the kids that their parent sink every dollar into it!! It is a very real problem that effect many in this county. Prostitution, oh it's just the local druggie girls who cares, the whole town knows of the well known business man that profits from their problems, but no, nothing is ever done about that. And oh yea, drinking is legal, gambling and prostitution, not so legal.

Since: Apr 12

Nashville, TN

#47 Oct 3, 2012
Don't hear anyone in Cookeville complaining about their liquor stores or liquor by the drink. Wonder why ?
The End

Chattanooga, TN

#48 Oct 3, 2012
sacred dogs wrote:
Don't hear anyone in Cookeville complaining about their liquor stores or liquor by the drink. Wonder why ?
Will liquor stores lower my property tax rate?
Time machine

Smithville, TN

#49 Oct 3, 2012
Please vote yes so the baptist preachers don't have to drive so far to get rum for the cakes .at least they will speak to ya on the way in or out .thanks and god bless
Evan Williams

Smithville, TN

#50 Oct 3, 2012
They will keep your property taxes from going up. Putnam county is loving surrounding counties not selling liquor while they laugh all the way to the bank. Churches aren't worried about taxes since they pay none. If you don't like it, don't buy it.
Actuary

Cookeville, TN

#51 Oct 7, 2012
common sense wrote:
This county needs everything BUT liquor for sale. We need some companies who are willing to come to this county and provide jobs for the blue collar workers. The only thing we have making a dime are the hair salons, the hamburger joints, and the lawyers. We are dying on the vine, folks. The city and county commissioners need to have a look at this county NOW, not ten years down the road (not that any of them will probably be around by that time). Our youth have absolutely no reason to stay in this county unless dear old Dad or Granddad provides an inheritance of some sort for them to make a living. There's more to life than a drink with dinner. Let's provide the means to have dinner first!
There are literally hundreds of studies that can be quoted by both sides as to the social effect of legalizing alcohol sales. From strickly a finance standpoint, alcohol sales have proven to increase economic trade both short and long term. The immediate effects will be see in a few industries including retail and restaurants. The long term effects are more profound. As this area moves closer to available goods and services offered throughout the country and world, businesses will look at this area as being less rigid and a more tolerant environment to do business. This will increase the chances of landing new businesses moving to the area and more people staying than moving keeping valuable resources (labor pool and intelligence)in the area to generate tax revenue for the long term.
southern lady

Smithville, TN

#52 Oct 7, 2012
Randy Paris wrote:
<quoted text>Jenine you are obviosly a business person as well.Great post I have the same problem with my friends from out of town...
Tell you "friends" to stay in Nashville. Send them a bottle of wine because it's evident they aren't coming to see you, they just want some liquor!
say it again

Smithville, TN

#53 Oct 7, 2012
Do I have this right? Mr. Paris believes he will be the only one to have a liquor store? Look at the other surrounding counties. Even the Dollar Store in some areas carry wine. So, a little competition will also be involved. But I guess this means more taxes for the county...right?
happy days are here again

Smithville, TN

#54 Oct 7, 2012
smifull wrote:
<quoted text>
But didn't you read what they said? If we get liquor stores and liquor by the drink we'll draw in big industry, big companies and have more jobs and tons more tax money.
Haven't you read what they said - liquor will solve all the problems in DeKalb County!
Wonder where the big shopping center will be located? Can't wait!!!! Pathetic
CFM

Smithville, TN

#55 Oct 7, 2012
Actuary wrote:
<quoted text>
There are literally hundreds of studies that can be quoted by both sides as to the social effect of legalizing alcohol sales. From strickly a finance standpoint, alcohol sales have proven to increase economic trade both short and long term. The immediate effects will be see in a few industries including retail and restaurants. The long term effects are more profound. As this area moves closer to available goods and services offered throughout the country and world, businesses will look at this area as being less rigid and a more tolerant environment to do business. This will increase the chances of landing new businesses moving to the area and more people staying than moving keeping valuable resources (labor pool and intelligence)in the area to generate tax revenue for the long term.
You're exactly right. Before expanding to a new area, an old CEO of mine would always check to make sure there were at least as many bars as churches in a town before considering investing any money there.
beachgoer

Hollywood, AL

#56 Oct 8, 2012
Small towns breed small minds.
WILD BILL

Nashville, TN

#57 Oct 8, 2012
beachgoer wrote:
Small towns breed small minds.
MAY i ASK HOW BIG BRUSH CREEK IS. LOL
how about this

Smithville, TN

#58 Oct 22, 2012
If people want to drink they are going to. The idea that if it isnt sold here people wont drink it is just stupid. They will spend even more just to go get it. Also going elsewhere to buy it most are not going to wait to get home to drink it. So by not voting it wet here you are promoting drunk driving. As far as it causing problems with families those people already have issues. Think about it. Here is something else to consider, this town has nothing and will have even less if the vote doesnt go through. Two restaurants are going to close if it fails. Just what this place needs. More places closing. This town is dead anyway because everyone goes out of town to eat and get that drink with their meal. These same folks spend their money on gas, groceries, clothes, etc as has already been pointed out. For once do something that will be positive an many notes here.
The End

Mount Juliet, TN

#59 Oct 22, 2012
how about this wrote:
If people want to drink they are going to. The idea that if it isnt sold here people wont drink it is just stupid. They will spend even more just to go get it. Also going elsewhere to buy it most are not going to wait to get home to drink it. So by not voting it wet here you are promoting drunk driving. As far as it causing problems with families those people already have issues. Think about it. Here is something else to consider, this town has nothing and will have even less if the vote doesnt go through. Two restaurants are going to close if it fails. Just what this place needs. More places closing. This town is dead anyway because everyone goes out of town to eat and get that drink with their meal. These same folks spend their money on gas, groceries, clothes, etc as has already been pointed out. For once do something that will be positive an many notes here.
The only local financial gain passing this will be for those who purchase avoid transportation cost. It won't prevent higher taxes.... why?? more ya make more ya spend. Might have to add an extra deputy and/or policeman, alcohol and trouble go hand in hand, thinking otherwise is denial.
BILL PAYER

Nashville, TN

#60 Oct 23, 2012
how about this wrote:
If people want to drink they are going to. The idea that if it isnt sold here people wont drink it is just stupid. They will spend even more just to go get it. Also going elsewhere to buy it most are not going to wait to get home to drink it. So by not voting it wet here you are promoting drunk driving. As far as it causing problems with families those people already have issues. Think about it. Here is something else to consider, this town has nothing and will have even less if the vote doesnt go through. Two restaurants are going to close if it fails. Just what this place needs. More places closing. This town is dead anyway because everyone goes out of town to eat and get that drink with their meal. These same folks spend their money on gas, groceries, clothes, etc as has already been pointed out. For once do something that will be positive an many notes here.
I only believe one restaurant might close an it's near the lake. Really I don't think the other's are interested in selling mixed drinks. My self I go to Cookeville for the variety of foods to eat, not mixed drinks. It's really all about someone wanting to make money here, either way people vote doesn't matter to me.

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