I am writing this letter in response to Tommy Newsom’s letter to the editor printed last week. In his support of his position to keep the new civic center alcohol free, Mr. Newsom lists numerous alcohol related incidents that have occurred in Mason. He then goes on to say that those wanting to partake of alcoholic beverages should do so at the community center or the Old Peanut Mill Steakhouse as there is “plenty of room for drunken brawls in their parking lots.”
Given the misleading portrayal of our establishment, I can only assume that Mr. Newsom is not a patron of our restaurant. The Old Peanut Mill Steakhouse is first and foremost an eating establishment that prides itself on providing its customers with fine dining in a family-friendly atmosphere. We have been honored to host many birthday parties, family reunions, weddings, and community fundraisers for the citizens of Mason. While we do offer a variety of adult beverages, we insist that our customers drink responsibly. We have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to fighting, or any other disorderly behavior. Not only is this conduct prohibited in our establishment, but we will continue to cooperate with Mason County law enforcement to prevent any alcohol-related incidents in the future.
We have enjoyed serving Mason and its visitors from the surrounding communities for the last three years, and we look forward to continuing this service for many years to come. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our many loyal customers for their continued support. To those of you who have not visited our restaurant, we encourage you to come dine with us and see for yourself the safe, friendly atmosphere and great food we have to offer.