Property Law Keyed to Singer
El Di, Inc. v. Town of Bethany Beach
El Di, Inc. (Defendant) is a restaurant on a beach that has applied for a license to sell alcoholic beverages because of public demand. The surrounding town (Plaintiffs) used to be a quiet beach community. When it was originally formed, restrictive covenants were made on plots which prohibited the sale of alcohol because the creators wanted the area to be a quiet community. Over the years, the town has become much larger and more commercial. Defendant’s patrons may carry their own alcohol into the restaurant without violating any covenants.
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