Jonesboro liquor sales down from year to year

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - While some Jonesboro restaurants saw their revenues from liquor sales go up in July, many saw their numbers drop significantly.

In fact, total year-to-date sales are down more than 8 percent.

In July, the city of Jonesboro collected $33,333.57 in alcoholic beverage taxes, according to a report submitted by Michael Burroughs, the city accountant.

That's up 3.63 percent from last July's total of $32,166.

Buffalo Wild Wings, 1503 Red Wolf Blvd., led the pack with $3,790 in tax revenues.

While revenues were up for the month of July, the city's year-to-date collection is down 8.15 percent from the same time last year.

So far this year, the city has collected $224,020.12 in alcoholic beverage tax revenues. That's down $19,880 from last year's year-to-date total of $243,900.21.

Several restaurants on Main Street including Godsey's Grill, Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant, Skinny J's, and The Brickhouse reported significant losses from year-to-year.

So far this year, The Brickhouse has reported $10,096.93 in liquor tax revenue. That's a 59.67 percent drop from this same time year when it reported $25,034 in year-to-date sales.

The Office and Electric Cowboy also reported double-digit year-to-date losses.

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