Group pressing to reverse Folly Beach booze ban
FOLLY BEACH -- A group seeking a limited return of allowing alcohol on Folly Beach’s waterfront is holding an organizational meeting tonight.
“Voices of Reason – Folly Beach” wants City Hall to allow drinking to come back through a petition drive that will lead to an island-wide referendum.
Drinking on the front beach was banned by the town council last year after several incidents arose when large groups of drinkers got out of hand.
Organizer Omar Colon, owner and manager of Bert’s Market, said the group advocates allowing alcohol after 4 p.m. on weekends during the summer, all day during the week, but a total ban on the major holidays of Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Tides hotel, 1 Center Street, Folly Beach.
The group needs more than 300 signatures of legal Folly Beach resident voters to take the issue to council.