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.