Guy Snell is trying to obtain a waiver for his restaurant, Sammy’s Pizza, to serve beer and wine (TNT, 7-12). Sammy’s is within 500 feet of Lowell Elementary School and needs permission of the Tacoma School District to serve alcohol.
Consequently, the Temperance Movement in the Lowell area has rallied to create a “dry” neighborhood to stop Sammy’s in its tracks. Lowell PTA members have suggested that intoxicated pub patrons might be “loitering in the school garden after hours.” We must protect the children, of course.
Carla Santorno, school superintendent, wants to protect the children as well, saying that …