by Julie Tisdale
City & County Policy Analyst
Last week, the town council approved a self-service bar for downtown. First Street Tavern is set to open later this month, and it looks like a cool place. And a pretty unique concept. There are a handful of other self-service bars in North Carolina, but not a lot. So I commend Clayton for approving something a little different, creative, and innovative. Small businesses like this help to create thriving communities, places where people want to live and work. It’s great to see a town council supporting this sort of thing.