Lift Montgomery County’s cocktail ban
By Christian Trejbal
Trejbal is a Roanoke Times editorial writer. He is based in the New River Valley.
If you were in a turkey-induced haze last weekend, you might have missed good news in The Burgs. A Montgomery County lawyer plans to pursue a ballot referendum to allow restaurants to sell mixed drinks.
If you did not know about the ban, do not kick yourself.
Most restaurants in the county – technically, there are no bars in Virginia – do serve liquor-based delights. That’s because most restaurants are in Blacksburg and Christiansburg, where liquor may be sold by the glass. Hence the confusion.