Dear Member: Show your support of local restaurants and retailers by voting "Yes!"

On Monday night, October 16, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners will vote on a measure to allow restaurants and retailers in unincorporated areas of the county to serve alcohol at 10:00 a.m. instead of noon on Sundays.

This “Brunch Bill” directly impacts the guest experience of visitors to the Plateau as well as financially benefits our local food and beverage industry and creates hospitality jobs.

Highlands, Sylva, Brevard, Franklin, Hendersonville, Laurel Park, Waynesville, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Boone, Asheville and other popular tourist destinations have already adopted the ordinance and experienced favorable results.

The measure has been passed by 145 municipalities and counties across North Carolina and has been unanimously endorsed by the Cashiers Area Chamber Board of Directors and Jackson County Tourism Development Authority Board.

Our local restaurants and other businesses unequivocally support this action!

Please join us in urging the Commissioners to vote “YES” on this important opportunity to establish a level playing field with our incorporated neighbors.  To do otherwise will disenfranchise businesses in the Cashiers Area and other unincorporated Jackson County locations and will send valuable tourist dollars and related taxes elsewhere.

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