Your Town, Your Choice
Liquor licenses will generate more revenues for our township and more opportunities for our businesses.
Help us make the change for a stronger Lower Makefield.
Get out and vote on June 2nd!

About the Initiative

In a time when much of the country was celebrating the abolition of prohibition, Lower Makefield Township was doubling down on their stance on the sale of alcohol. In 1949, voters approved a referendum to ban the sale of alcohol in Lower Makefield Township; 71 years later, that law still stands. Currently, Lower Makefield is the only municipality in Bucks and Montgomery counties that continues to ban alcohol sales. A referendum will be placed on the ballot for the primary election on June 2nd so that the current residents of Lower Makefield Township can decide for themselves what is best for their community.

The referendum will read:
“Do you favor the granting of liquor licenses for the sale of liquor in the Township of Lower Makefield?”

Where do I vote?

Be sure that if you are a registered voter, you head to your designated polling place and vote on June 2nd.

Not registered to vote? You can still register by visiting the PA Online Voter Registration website.
Registration for the June 2nd election ends April 13th.


When can I vote?

The Pennsylvania primary election is June 2nd, 2020.

Where can I vote?

You can find your designated polling place by visiting the PA Online Voter Registration website.

But I love Lower Makefield's BYOB restaurants, and I like to bring my own wine to dinner!

Approval of the referendum will have no impact on BYOBs. In fact, any establishment currently offering its customers a BYOB option will be permitted to continue that practice at their discretion.

How will the referendum question read?

“Do you favor the granting of liquor licenses for the sale of liquor in the Township of Lower Makefield?”

Given the current COVID-19 situation and the ability for all voters to vote via mail-in ballot, how this will work for local issues?

The same ballot, with the referendum question, will be mailed to voters who want to vote by mail.

Won't there be liquor shops on every corner?

No. The location of such commercial establishments is strictly regulated by the Lower Makefield Township Zoning Ordinance.

Further, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (“PLCB”) limits the number of establishments operating with a liquor license within each county in the Commonwealth based on the population of that county. This is known as the “quota”. Each county then further delineates the number of establishments operating with a liquor license within each municipality based on the population of that municipality. Based on its population, Lower Makefield Township is entitled to ten (10) restaurant liquor licenses.

After these first 10 licenses are put into use within the Township, the Lower Makefield Township Board of Supervisors has unilateral authority to approve or deny the operation of any additional licenses within the Township.

Meet the LMBA

The Lower Makefield Business Association is comprised of community business owners with a passion for their township and are champions of its growth and prosperity.

McCaffrey's Food Markets
Carlucci's Grill
Shop Rite
Cameron C. Troilo Properties
Erin Development Co.
Land Trust Properties, Inc.
Shady Brook Farm

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