PIKEVILLE — One Pike County city will allow alcohol sales in city limits, and one will not.
Voters in Coal Run Village, on U.S. 23 just north of Pikeville, approved a ballot measure that would allow alcohol to be sold by the drink, only in conjunction with a meal purchase, at restaurants that have 50 seats or more and derive 70 percent of their revenue from food sales, said Pike Deputy Clerk Pam King.
The vote in the town of about 560 people was 218 for and 137 against alcohol sales, the Pike County clerk's office reported Tuesday evening.
Voters in Elkhorn City, which competes for tourism money on the Virginia state line near Breaks Interstate Park, shot down a yes-or-no measure on allowing package alcohol sales within city limits. The vote there was 163 for and 357 against, the clerk's office reported.
Pikeville had been the only city that allowed alcohol sales in Pike County.