By Tim Kowols
A year ago, Ephraim made headlines statewide after becoming the last community in the state to allow beer and wine sales within village limits. After the initial surge of licenses being granted before the official start last July 1, only the business owners at the new Trixie’s Restaurant near Ephraim’s village hall have applied for a license for a bricks and mortar location. Administrator Brent Bristol says now much of the discussion is on whether the village will open up to issuing other licenses.
This summer’s Fyr Bal will mark the first time in that event’s over 50 year history that beer and wine will be served.