Pigeon Forge, TN has formed a reputation over the years as being a family-friendly town that attracts people of all ages. It has also been a “dry town” in the sense that liquor by the drink has not been permitted at restaurants in Pigeon Forge. While there have been votes over the years to allow it, all of them failed up until last November when it finally passed, only to find out later that voting errors occurred and a re-vote would have to take place.
That vote went back to the polls on March 14, 2013 for locals to vote on whether liquor by the drink should be allowed in Pigeon Forge Tennessee.
Final Results of Liquor by the Drink in Pigeon Forge, TN
Here are the results from the OFFICIAL vote from Pigeon Forge residents:
Total Votes = 1,750
Votes AGAINST liquor = 798
Votes FOR liquor = 952
Liquor by the drink is now approved to be sold in Pigeon Forge, TN
What do VISTORS think about Liquor by the Drink?
We now know what locals of Pigeon Forge thought and how they voted, but nobody was asking a very important question…”What do VISITORS think about it?”
Well, we asked…and we have the answer!
We wanted to know how actual visitors to Pigeon Forge felt about liquor by the drink being offered in Pigeon Forge. People have loyally visited Pigeon Forge for years and are the foundation for the growth and success that Pigeon Forge has enjoyed throughout its history. If anyone should have a say in the matter, it’s the people that choose to visit Pigeon Forge year after year, which financially supports the livelihood of the majority of Pigeon Forge citizens.
We sent an email to our newsletter subscribers and simply asked them if they WANT or DO NOT WANT liquor by the drink in Pigeon Forge. Simple question…no campaigning…no biased reporting.
Our poll began on March 5, 2013. The response was staggering as we we received nearly 2,000 votes in the first 12 hours! By March 14, there were 2,512 votes and the breakdown of the results are illustrated below:
So to sum this up, 71% of visitors DO NOT want liquor by the drink in Pigeon Forge and it still got approved. There were more VISITORS that voted “no” than the entire number of people who voted in Pigeon Forge and it still got approved.
Please share your thoughts!
Please tell us in the comment section below how you feel about liquor by the drink now being approved in Pigeon Forge, TN. Will that influence your decision to visit Pigeon Forge? Are you more likely or less likely to visit?
Please post your comments below!
To all of you that voted in our poll, thank you. Thank you for taking a moment to show that you care about the future of Pigeon Forge, no matter which way you voted.