Chalk this up to bmore ken learning something new
Damascus is about to get wet.
The Montgomery County town, which had banned the sale of alcoholic beverages for as long as anyone can remember, voted Tuesday to permit local restaurants to sell wine and beer.
Four times in the previous 35 years, residents of the unincorporated town of just over 15,000 had voted to keep the place dry. In 1996, the ban was upheld by a few hundred votes. But this year, the vote wasn't close, as 66 percent said yes to alcohol.
Retail sales of alcohol will not be permitted. Damascus residents who want to pick up a six-pack or a bottle of rum will still have to drive to Mount Airy, Germantown or other nearby towns. Diners consuming alcohol will have to remain seated.
I had no idea there were dry towns in Maryland in 2012.