No November vote for Ocean City BYOB

    Proponents of a move to allow BYOB restaurants in Ocean City, N.J., are saying nevermind.

    They have withdrawn a petition that would have left the matter up to public vote in November and will instead petition for a public question on the fall ballot.

    “We don’t want people to vote on something that’s not black and white,” Bill McGinnity, a vice president of the Ocean City Restaurant Association, told Ocean City Patch.

    Enough petitions had been collected to get the matter on the ballot, but a court case in Sayerville, N.J., has Ocean City BYOB proponents concerned their own ordinance could be open to legal challenge.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.