BELLEVUE (KDKA) — Bellevue is one of a handful of communities in our area where alcohol isn’t allowed to be sold.

But that could change when voters go to the polls May 19.

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Actually, both Bellevue and Wilkinsburg have referendums on the alcohol issue.

In Bellevue, supporters and opponents came together for a town hall meeting Thursday night.

There are signs in people’s yards both for and against allowing alcohol sales.

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At Grill 565, they actually give beer away to customers on Friday nights because selling it is currently illegal.

Supporters of alcohol sales say it will help the business district. Grant Saylor says Bellevue has lost restaurants over the years because they can’t serve alcohol.

But others think booze will be bad news. Theron Myers worries about parking availability and wonders what the upside of allowing alcohol would be.

It was 2011 when voters in Bellevue rejected alcohol sales by a margin of 88 votes.

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David Highfield