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Business believes ASU alcohol sales will boost business

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A business close to ASU believes alcohol sales will help business.

JTowns Grill, which is right across the street from Arkansas State University, said they are thrilled ASU is considering the sale of alcohol at some campus locations.

Lisa Godsey, General Manager at JTowns Grill, said she believes it is a step in the right direction.

She said she hopes this will bring more events and entertainers to campus, which helps increase foot traffic.

Godsey doesn't believe it will impact her business negatively at all.

“This is one of the destinations to go whenever we have concerts or anything going on at the Convocation Center,” Godsey said. “So the more business they can bring in is absolutely beneficial for us.”

Godsey said if you look at other college towns, this is the direction they are going.

Her staff is passionate about ASU and the Red Wolves and Godsey said it will help everyone.

To sell alcohol in designated areas on the ASU campus, a nonprofit organization must be designated for the alcohol permit. 

The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the lease agreement with the nonprofit NEA Sports Club. The lease agreement is required for NEA Sports Club's permit application to the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

This nonprofit's incorporated name is Cobblestone Vintage Good Guild, Inc. The incorporator and organizer of the nonprofit is Bill Stanley.

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