Voters: Lancaster to go ‘wet'

LANCASTER — Voters approved the sale of alcohol in the city limits of Lancaster. The vote was 656 to 550.

“I'm happy for the outcome. This gives us a chance for economic growth,” said Lancaster Mayor Don Rinthen, who supported going “wet.”

Michael York, interim pastor of Lancaster Baptist Church, said, “I'm disappointed, but I've said all along that I want what's best for the city of Lancaster.”

“This is what voters feel is best,” he said. “I hope this proves them right, though I'm skeptical.”

An unrestricted number of retail stores could sell beer. Gas stations could sell beer if they maintained an inventory of at least $5,000 in food and groceries. And retail liquor could be sold by the package in as many as seven outlets.