A Toast To The End of Moorestown's Liquor Ban

After the ballots were counted, those who campaigned hard to overturn Moorestown's 100-year-old liquor ban went out to celebrate - outside the town.

Seth Broder, an ex-Moorestown councilman and lawyer, spent months working with a taxpayers group to convince voters to turn the dry town wet. Owners of the Moorestown Mall, which want to lure fine dining restaurants with liquor licenses to the struggling shopping center, also worked on the campaign.

The Moorestown liquor question split neighbors, as these yard signs along East Main Street November 8, 2011 show. Voters approved liquor sales at mall eateries. (TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer)

Signs went up on lawns, glossy mailers went out, robo-calls were made, and presentations were given.

Afterwards, a group of the supporters went out for food and drinks.  A toast was made, but Broder won't say whether the participants imbibed or just sipped "club soda or a non-alcoholic beverage."  After all, it was late Tuesday night.

"We went to a fine dining establishment outside of our town and we all laughed about next year when we will be able to go to a fine dining establishment inside our town," he said.

Read about the vote and what Moorestonians say about it here:  http://bit.ly/rPQQ3C