From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 1, 1987:
No rush to the bars or "unseemly imbibing" was seen today in Lawrence as the long-awaited liquor-by-the-drink law took effect. On the first day in 106 years that Kansans in 36 "wet" counties could stroll into a tavern and buy a drink, proprietors were reporting that their customer flow was not much different. One early visitor at Johnny's Tavern, 401 N. Second, questioned whether customers would get a rebate on previously-purchased "club cards," which up until now had been required for drinking at a private club. Johnny's was planning a kitchen expansion and renovation to comply with the state regulation that taverns selling liquor-by-the-drink derive 30 percent of their sales from food.