Ocean City Council opposes BYOB proposal

    Ocean City Council members voted unanimously last night to reject a resolution for BYOB restaurants in the Shore town. While restaurant owners have resorted to social networking to garner support, council stands firm on its prohibition policy.


    Council voted 5-0 to oppose the BYOB stance, arguing public polls show an interest in remaining a dry town. Restaurateurs, however, say they want diners to have the chance to choose their own experience, and hope a BYOB law would drive traffic.

    Councilman Keith Hartzell has offered to take a new poll, the Press of Atlantic City reports, to determine if public interest has shifted.

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