SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sioux Falls officials have rejected a request to sell beer and wine at a movie theater in the city.

The Argus Leader reports the city council on Tuesday unanimously voted down West Mall 7’s proposal, citing worries over age enforcement and exposing children to alcohol.

Owner Todd Fragor had planned to use space in the theater lobby for a beer and wine kiosk. It would have allowed patrons to drink alcohol during showings, a service offered in other cities around the nation.

But all eight city councilors voted against Fragor’s application. The theater’s proximity to an arcade was a factor.

Councilor Michelle Erpenbach says it’s not a stand-alone building and is too close to where children gather. Fragor says several businesses in the mall have alcohol, including a casino.

Information from: Argus Leader,

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