Mad You Have To Leave Zeeland Sundays To Buy Booze? It May Change
If you are tired of having to leave Zeeland on Sundays to purchase alcohol, there could be a change in the near future.
Don't be confused by the picture above but for those of you who are unaware of what a dry county is, it is a county that is not allowed to sell alcohol and not one suffering from lack of rain.
I have lived in Michigan most of my life and have always been used to there being alcohol for sale in most places seven days a week. I do have family in Kentucky, and when I would visit, they lived in a dry county up until about 20 years ago, people were still bootlegging alcohol and selling out of sheds. Don't ask me how I know.
I did live in Indiana for a stretch and it was right across the border and on Sundays for the longest time, you couldn't buy booze in South Bend. You would have to drive to Niles, Michigan, for a six-pack or a bottle or if you wanted a drink at a bar or restaurant. Needless to say, it sucked if you needed a few beers for guests on Sundays.
Zeeland Was Once Dry
Up until 2006, Zeeland was one of the last dry cities in Michigan but for 17 years the city has embraced alcohol sales and it has led to economic development and growth. The only catch is, you still can't buy alcohol on Sunday, and bars and restaurants can't serve it on Sunday but that all could change.
According to WOOD, the city council of Zeeland is listening to businesses about Sunday alcohol sales as well as researching other cities that sell on Sundays to determine if the city should open up sales on all Sundays for the year.