Alcohol Served Legally in NY Town for First Time in 80 Years

NEVERSINK, N.Y. (AP) -

A customer has bought the first beer served legally in an Upstate New York town in 80 years.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that servers at the Eureka Market & Cafe poured the first beer sold in Neversink on Thursday since an eight-decade prohibition on alcohol was partially lifted last month.

Kenny Curry was the first to be served had. He a pint of Trout Town Eagle IPA as about 20 supporters cheered.

In the November election, voters approved two propositions that changed the town’s dry laws to allow beer, wine and liquor sales in restaurants and package stores.

Jennifer Grimes, the cafe’s owner, says she started a liquor-license application the day after the vote passed. She led the push to allow the sale of alcohol in the Catskills town.