KTXS told you last week a petition is being circulated by the Cisco Committee for Growth seeking to get the question of alcohol sales on the November ballot.
The petition drive will start on Monday, July 2nd at 11 a.m.
A question on one petition seeks the legal sale of mixed beverages in restaurants. The BBQ Shack in Cisco has been open at its new location since March.
The restaurant is looking to expand if they can sell alcohol, according to Bo Kellar the owner. "It would mean a great deal," Kellar said. "The first thing we would do is invest probably $80,000-$100,000 to tear this old building down and build a nice walk-in restaurant."
Executive Director Bidget Flores with the Cisco Chamber of Commerce, said they have received numerous calls from businesses.
"Chili's and Applebee's have both expressed interest in coming into Cisco but they will not come if they're not able to sell beer and wine," Flores said.
A second petition seeks to allow the sale of beer wine for off-premise sale.
The City of Eastland will have the issue of alcohol sales on their November ballot.
Some in Cisco fear, if that passes, Eastland will have an advantage.
"My biggest fear as a chamber person is that if Eastland gets it and Cisco doesn't the businesses that were looking at coming to Cisco will go to Eastland."
The Texas Petition Strategies needs 600 signatures in order for it to be on the November ballot.
The petitioners need to turn in their signatures by July 13th.
Herman's Auto Parts and Brookshire's are two businesses that will have the petition.