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Frisco Voters to Decide on Controversial Liquor Petition

Voters will head to the polls Saturday to decide on a controversial liquor proposition in Frisco.

Right now, the city of Frisco only sells beer and wine at stores. Liquor would be allowed if this proposition passes.

But, there is more to it than that.

"What it does is say? 'Okay, we can put a bar anywhere in city of Frisco that has retail zoning and we don't need your approval,'" Frisco Mayor Maher Maso said.

Maso is among dozens of city leaders asking people to vote against the proposition.

"This is not part of the master plan and it's really benefiting one place that is not meeting the current laws of how much alcohol they can sell," he said.

That place is Wild Pitch, a sports bar in Frisco with a reputation.

"People calls us a strip club, they call us a brothel. We're none of those things. We're a local bar that just wants to serve our customers," bar manager Elizabeth Hastings said.

The bar funded a petition drive that put the issue on the ballot in the first place.

"It makes it so we don't have to become a private club. Becoming a private club, it's a lot of a hassle, especially to our customers and to us as a business," Hastings said.

It would also cost a lot more money.

Now, it's up to voters to decide on an issue that has a city taking sides.

Polls are open Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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