Have you signed Swarthmore21’s petition for an
alcoholic beverages referendum
on the May primary ballot?
Asked in Swarthmore Town Center, Sunday, February 19.
By Chris Reynolds
No, and I won’t. I grew up in a dry town; I like Swarthmore as a dry town. I used to live in Philadelphia and I saw what bars can do to a neighborhood. Sue Edwards Swarthmore
No, I was not aware of it, but I’m interested in knowing more. It seems as though the town and businesses would possibly benefit. Gaston Gonzalez with Adrian (left) and Leah, Swarthmore
Yes, I just signed today here at Borough Hall! Melissa Hoy with Penn (left) and Nash, Swarthmore
Yes. Being a dry town is not what makes Swarthmore unique. Plus, I’d like to be able to get beer at the Co-op. Cory Kandestin with Zelda, Swarthmore
I signed, and I hope the referendum passes. I think it would be good for the town. There were fears surrounding the Tavern opening, and that’s turned out fine. Peter Stroup, Swarthmore
Yes. I am hopeful the Co-op will secure a license. Although we are aware of the vacant storefronts, it concerns me that there is not enough appropriate contiguous square feet and existing infrastructure to support a restaurant. I am cautiously optimistic. John Luebecker with Freddy, Swarthmore