ZEELAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Business in downtown Zeeland is doing so well, the city is running out of alcohol licenses.
Three new businesses that are planning to open want alcohol licenses, but the city only has two left.
Zeeland began allowing alcohol sales in 2007.
Since then, several stores have begun selling it.
One new business owner says the policy change influenced his decision to move into town.
"We're not sitting here saying we're putting a bar in where people drink way too much and leave, we want it to be a family place still, but we want to be able to offer more," says Jeremy Barendse, owner of the Elbo Room.
"That's the main reason we decided to put it up for a vote is because we want an economic tool for our downtown to attract more people into our downtown, and to attract restaurants, and it seems to have done its job," says Zeeland Mayor, Kevin Klynstra.
The number of alcohol licenses local governments can distribute is based on population.
Zeeland city leaders say priority will go to downtown business.