Land of Illusion loses attempt at Sunday liquor sales

Land of Illusion’s attempt to permit Sunday liquor sales was defeated by voters on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO
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Land of Illusion’s attempt to permit Sunday liquor sales was defeated by voters on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO

Land of Illusion in Madison Twp. saw 56 percent of voters cast a ballot Tuesday to defeat its attempt to permit Sunday liquor sales.

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The move to put the measure on the ballot came after many season pass-holders requested it, according to Brett Oakley, president of the seasonal attraction.

Oakley said because many people work six days a week and odd shifts, he was hoping to accommodate customers who wanted to come out and watch a sports game and grab a beer on a Sunday night.

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A local option also would have helped the community via increased tax revenue, he said.

Oakley, a volunteer firefighter for 27 years, said he thought the community would support the measure, but now that it has not, “we understand that.”

He said had the measure been approved, he would have expanded Sunday hours to include both September and October instead of only October.