The alcohol sales issue is up for debate in The Hub City, but some are choosing to stay out of the fight. Back in March, United Supermarkets began selling beer and wine at their stores in Plainview. When asked about their thoughts on selling it in their Lubbock stores, United officials said theyd rather just leave it up to the residents to decide. A statement issued by United Supermarkets says "We believe in the democratic process and will continue to abide by the results of voters living in the trade areas in which we reside. " The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is another organization that wont side for or against alcohol sales.They say theyre prepared to issue permits if Lubbock does go wet , but for now, theyre on standby. Says Sgt. Michael Lockhart, "We cant come down for or against the issue as an agency. If Lubbock goes wet, well be on top of it, well be spread a little thinner, but we have plenty of people here. Weve examined it from every angle and were ready either way."