Right outside the Smith County line, Coffee City makes its money with beer, wine, and liquor. In fact, Coffee City's Mayor Tony Moore says 90% of the city's revenue comes from alcohol sales.
However, this year's election had three alcohol-options in smith county, which could have taken Coffee City's lifeline. One liquor store owner says if Justice of the Peace Precinct Four would have gone wet, it would hurt the most. He says, "If you can get around driving the thirteen miles to get out here, certainly you would do just that."
Mayor Moore says he wants to bring hotels and restaurants to the city so they don't have to be as dependent on alcohol sales.