This just in from our unofficial Snider Plaza correspondent and UP Citizen of the Year Max Fuqua: The Dallas County Elections office has certified both petitions submitted by Open Up For UP. This means University Park residents will get the opportunity to make their humble burg booze friendly.
Open Up for UP submitted two petitions, one to allow retail beer and wine sales and another to abolish private club regulations. Elections personnel certified more than 2,900 signatures for the private club petition and 3,000 signatures for the retail petition. Each document needed 2,525 signatures.
“The members of the University Park Merchants Association and supporters of Open Up For UP are pleased with the results of this successful petition drive,” Fuqua said. “During the past two months, the response from UP citizens towards this effort has been overwhelmingly positive and we are looking forward to a positive result at the ballot box this fall.”