October 25, 2014

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ELECTION: A taste of tequila wanted for Sundays

BRUNSWICK — Antonio Garcia wants to sell margaritas on Sundays, but first he needs the approval of voters in one of the city’s precincts.

An issue on the Nov. 5 ballot in Precinct D of Ward 2 would permit alcoholic drinks to be served at Mucho Bueno’s Mexican Grill and Cantina in Brunswick’s Town Center. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

Garcia, who owns Mucho Bueno’s Mexican Grill and Cantina, 1421 Town Center Blvd., Suite B20, said he already has a license to sell alcohol during the week.

“But we’re losing lots of customers on Sundays,” said Garcia, 52, of Brunswick, “so I decided to apply for the liquor license.”

The local option on the Nov. 5 ballot in Precinct D of Ward 2 would permit Garcia to sell liquor, wine and mixed drinks 11 a.m. to midnight Sundays.

“I know it’s a lot of responsibility to be a liquor license holder,” Garcia said. “My employees check everyone’s IDs before we sell liquor so it won’t go to any minors.”

He said he’s so cautious because he has two teenagers himself.

“I wouldn’t want them going anywhere and drinking beer or wine or anything,” he said, “so we’re very careful who we sell our liquor to.”

Contact reporter Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or nglunt@medina-gazette.com.