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January a busy month for Jonesboro hotels, private clubs


If the numbers are any indication, then workers at Jonesboro hotels and private clubs were very busy during the month of January.

City Accountant Mike Burroughs reported Tuesday the year-to-date hotel and alcoholic beverage tax revenues saw significant gains from last year's collections.

In total the city collected $35,367.44 in liquor tax revenues during the month of January. That's an increase of $5,997.32 from the same period last year, up 20.42%.

Hotel revenues also saw an uptick during the first month of the year. The city collected $38,442.25, up $7,863.96 over last year's January total for an increase of 25.72%.

All of the city's hotels reported an increase in collections except for Holiday Inn Express, which was down a little more than 1%, and America's Best Value Inn, which saw its revenues drop 32.95% from the previous year.

In actual dollars, the Hilton Garden Inn pulled in $1,638 more dollars during the month of January than it did last year for a total of $7,566.

The city reported 6 private clubs—including Bennigan's, Vino's and Electric Cowboy—closed during 2014.

Of those still in operation, Buffalo Wild Wings collected the most money, submitting $3,685.70 for the month of January.

On the flip side, Fuji/Pan Fire reported the greatest year-to-year loss, down 41.66% from $489.22 to $285.40.

Other restaurants reporting losses were Godsey's Grill/Boiler Room, down 30%; Ridgepoint, down 20.76%; and O'Charley's, which reported 19.93% less in liquor taxes than last year.

To see the full hotel revenue report, click here.

To see the full alcoholic beverage tax report, click here.

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