Oak Park votes to allow beer, wine sales
Eligible establishments still barred from selling liquor
Some eateries in a Detroit suburb soon will be dry no more, but the taps can't exactly flow freely.
The Oak Park City Council voted Monday night to allow restaurants to sell beer and wine by the glass. The city of about 29,000 people north of Detroit with a long-established community of orthodox Jews has prohibited such sales for six decades.
The measure says up to 20 restaurants would be allowed a tavern license and only 10 currently qualify. They must be 500 feet from any school, park or house of worship.
Eligible establishments still can't sell spirits or mixed drinks.
Residents voted to make Oak Park dry in 1945 and affirmed the stand in 1954, 1966 and 2005.
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