LINCOLN — The state liquor board, citing opposition by neighbors and members of nearby churches, voted Tuesday to reject a liquor license for a Tobacco Hut convenience store at 62nd Street and Ames Avenue.
The vote came a month after the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission was told that the north-central Omaha neighborhood already had a glut of alcohol outlets.
Members of New Rising Star Baptist Church also complained that traffic from the Tobacco Hut cuts through the church parking lot, presenting a hazard. Liquor sales would increase the traffic, they said.
Tobacco Hut representatives a month ago said they had taken several steps to keep customers from detouring through church property and that alcohol is sold at other Tobacco Huts without major problems.
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