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(Wausatosa Now)   Can there really be too many places to buy beer in one city?   (wauwatosanow.com) divider line 48
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2009-11-23 12:02:47 AM  
If it affects your spelling like that, I figure that yes there can be.
 
2009-11-23 12:08:39 AM  
Not in Wisconsin, no. That's the recipe to success- find a way to sell liquor. Poof! Instant cash cow.
 
2009-11-23 01:21:25 AM  
Sure, if you want to go back to Prohibition era
 
2009-11-23 01:25:27 AM  
I've lived near a couple of smallish towns that were dry since prohibition, then went wet. The answer is yes, there can be too many places that sell beer.

The day liquor resale licenses went into effect, everyone with a refrigerator or a sizable patch of shade was selling. Many didn't even sell it cold. Now, each town has 2 or 3 liquor stores, as well as beer being sold at convenience and grocery stores... the way God intended.
 
2009-11-23 02:03:23 AM  
Is subby drunk?
 
2009-11-23 02:06:05 AM  
Well yeah, over saturation can be debilitating. Call it too much of a good thing.
 
2009-11-23 02:07:35 AM  
Pfft, fark tosa. Discount Liquor is where its at.

/work between the reopened target and the new aldi
//still drive down to west allis to go to discount liquor
 
2009-11-23 02:08:56 AM  
As a Minnesota resident, where beer can only be bought at liquor stores, I can only wish for the opportunity to have too many places to buy beer. Sounds nice.
 
2009-11-23 02:09:16 AM  
This sounds like a job for the Free Markettm!
 
2009-11-23 02:09:38 AM  
Eyebleach: as well as beer being sold at convenience and grocery stores... the way God intended.

When I left New Orleans I was Shocked...SHOCKED I tell you, when I realizes you could not buy liqueur at the grocery store on Sunday, or any day.
 
2009-11-23 02:09:43 AM  
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2009-11-23 02:10:08 AM  
i live in new orleans. no. too bad i quit drinking.
 
2009-11-23 02:11:58 AM  
My town has a liquor store every couple of blocks, since it is a college town. All of them seem to be thriving quite nicely. There are several Discount Liquors, but there are a bunch of other liquor stores too, and I have never seen one with a completely empty parking lot.

/went to Wilbur's Total Beverage during their super sale this weekend
//my fridge is now stocked with enough hard cider to last me until the semester is over
///or is it?
 
2009-11-23 02:21:21 AM  
try fect taa daa: i live in new orleans. no. too bad i quit drinking.

I also live in New Orleans.

And no, there is no such thing as too many places to buy beer. I resent the hell out of any gas station that opts not to sell.

There's one in particular on St. Charles that won't sell because the owners are Muslim and it's against their religious beliefs. They don't seem to have any religious qualms about selling crack pipes though. That irks me.
 
2009-11-23 02:26:11 AM  
I live in Edmonton, where beer, wine, and liquor can only be sold in liquor stores and there are so many rules about where those stores can be located. Somehow, though, I can't go a block without hitting a place to buy booze despite the rules and regs. And business seems to be doing alright for all of these places.
 
2009-11-23 02:28:31 AM  
Huskadoodle: Eyebleach: as well as beer being sold at convenience and grocery stores... the way God intended.

When I left New Orleans I was Shocked...SHOCKED I tell you, when I realizes you could not buy liqueur at the grocery store on Sunday, or any day.


Hm.

I was doing the whole God thing to be snarky, but I may have inadvertently hit that one closer to home than I had intended. I didn't think about the blue laws. Yea. They still thrive around here. No hard liquor after 9. No hard liquor on Sunday. Buying double on Saturday is just a way of life here, I guess.

I live in a dry county, btw.
 
2009-11-23 02:31:09 AM  
snugglyhugs: This sounds like a job for the Free Markettm!

For once I agree with that statement
 
2009-11-23 02:34:17 AM  
No no no no no, I live in Saskatoon, where liquor is controlled under a government monopoly, and unlike in places like EDMONTON, I cannot buy booze at the real Canadian Liquorstores, conveniently located next to where I get my groceries. Great Western Beer, winner of numerous awards and brewed right here in Saskatoon, is more expensive here than in Alberta. Probably because of the fact that the SLGA stores pay their cashiers more than double our minimum wage for the easiest job in town. For shame. Government run booze sales=lame!
 
2009-11-23 02:36:22 AM  
Let's get a 'Canadian beer is better than American beer' thread going, shall we?
 
2009-11-23 02:36:49 AM  
No

Now that your question is answered, we can move onto much more important questions like, "Which one are we going to buy from?" and, "Am I willing to consume a beer I can afford a case of merely from going through my couch for change?"

/gotta love that Natty Light
//yum!
 
2009-11-23 02:42:27 AM  
The main street in the little town in Texas I grew up in was 3ish miles long. There were 21 places you could buy alcohol in some form.

Not much to do in the Cowboy Capitol but get drunk and fark.
 
2009-11-23 02:45:24 AM  
Wisconsin? Wisconsin.
 
2009-11-23 02:53:51 AM  
RadicalArcher: My town has a liquor store every couple of blocks, since it is a college town. All of them seem to be thriving quite nicely. There are several Discount Liquors, but there are a bunch of other liquor stores too, and I have never seen one with a completely empty parking lot.

/went to Wilbur's Total Beverage during their super sale this weekend
//my fridge is now stocked with enough hard cider to last me until the semester is over
///or is it?


Cider is the shiat. I wish they would sell some other ciders instead of just Hornsby where I live. My girlfriend brought some Strongbow from England and IMO it was better than Hornsby
 
2009-11-23 03:05:52 AM  
i suppose you could--especially if you can't even spell wauwatosa
 
2009-11-23 03:20:30 AM  
robobular: As a Minnesota resident, where beer can only be bought at liquor stores, I can only wish for the opportunity to have too many places to buy beer. Sounds nice.
Get yourself up to the Iron Range, you've got a better than 50% chance of finding beer/liquor in any business you walk into, probably close to 70%.

/Grew up on the Range
//But I don't drink
///Moved to the Cities right quick so I'd have stuff to do
////and a job.
 
2009-11-23 03:30:19 AM  
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2009-11-23 04:12:50 AM  
SJKebab: If it affects your spelling like that, I figure that yes there can be.

Rreally?
 
2009-11-23 04:27:13 AM  
I live in Pennsylvania and I wish I could buy beer and spirits at a Walgreens. Never gonna happen in the Quaker state.

Yesterday, I had to walk all the way over to the 'state store' for a bottle of vodak, then walk 6 blocks to the beer distributor to get a box of beer, and schlep both all the way home, after stopping at the grocery store for orange juice. I guess I should be grateful that I can buy any booze at all on a Sunday in PA.
 
2009-11-23 04:33:06 AM  
jimmyschmidt: Let's get a 'Canadian beer is better than American beer' thread going, shall we?

this calls for a willer!
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2009-11-23 04:52:58 AM  
Genevieve Marie: try fect taa daa: i live in new orleans. no. too bad i quit drinking.

I also live in New Orleans.

And no, there is no such thing as too many places to buy beer. I resent the hell out of any gas station that opts not to sell.

There's one in particular on St. Charles that won't sell because the owners are Muslim and it's against their religious beliefs. They don't seem to have any religious qualms about selling crack pipes though. That irks me.


All the liquor stores in San Diego are run by Iraqis...

I've run into a couple religious run stores and there prices are too high and they try to rip you off...

Don't get me started on hindu run motels.
 
2009-11-23 05:09:03 AM  
Jamieboy: I live in Pennsylvania and I wish I could buy beer and spirits at a Walgreens. Never gonna happen in the Quaker state.

Yesterday, I had to walk all the way over to the 'state store' for a bottle of vodak, then walk 6 blocks to the beer distributor to get a box of beer, and schlep both all the way home, after stopping at the grocery store for orange juice. I guess I should be grateful that I can buy any booze at all on a Sunday in PA.


No kidding. I went to college in PA, and I still remember the first time I tried to buy alcohol. Having to go to 3 different stores to get the booze you needed for a party still pisses me off.

The college was in Lancaster county, which makes things worse, because the Amish and Mennonites will buy up the liquor licences to keep people from using them.

However, it was the only state where you could go to a "restaraunt" that had a kitchen smaller than the one you have at home, but with more coolers than a Sheetz, all full of beer.

/miss Sheetz
//Going to Lancaster for Christmas
///Will definately have to get some MTO
 
2009-11-23 07:59:27 AM  
Theres 40 bars on every street between corners in 'Tosa.

All of them are dives.
 
2009-11-23 08:10:44 AM  
I just wish I could buy beer after 9:00pm. The first weekend after I moved to Milwaukee County I nearly cried when I went to the store to buy some booze and the checkout lady informed me that they quit selling at 9.
 
2009-11-23 08:50:50 AM  
not in Alice Springs, where the river bed is dryer than the locals
 
2009-11-23 08:54:13 AM  
I live overseas and they sell beer in all of the convenience stores, grocery stores and mom and pop cigarette shops. In a span of 3 blocks there are at least 15 places for me to get a beer. Oh and there is no stupid 'open container laws' so walking and drinking is totally acceptable and they sell it 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
 
2009-11-23 09:07:57 AM  
I have had it with the trick questions on this plain Fark.
 
2009-11-23 09:24:31 AM  
FTFA This fall, Target, Aldi and Walgreens have applied for Class A beer and/or liquor licenses, which stipulate that alcohol be sold only for consumption offsite.

Dammit, there goes my dream of standing around in Walgreens drinking.
 
2009-11-23 10:28:45 AM  
No great liquor stores in 'Tosa. If you have a military ID,I suggest the Class 6 at the Reserve Center on Silver Spring. "Military Special" scotch for $8.99.
 
2009-11-23 10:58:43 AM  
ragekage: Not in Wisconsin, no. That's the recipe to success- find a way to sell liquor. Poof! Instant cash cow.

It seems Georgia hasn't quite caught on with that thinking. You can't buy alcohol in a store on Sundays AT ALL. No real explanation as to why, though.

Explanation, please!
 
2009-11-23 11:18:06 AM  
how could you have too much of a good thing?
 
2009-11-23 11:28:37 AM  
Jamieboy: I live in Pennsylvania and I wish I could buy beer and spirits at a Walgreens. Never gonna happen in the Quaker state.

Yesterday, I had to walk all the way over to the 'state store' for a bottle of vodak, then walk 6 blocks to the beer distributor to get a box of beer, and schlep both all the way home, after stopping at the grocery store for orange juice. I guess I should be grateful that I can buy any booze at all on a Sunday in PA.


According to the old CDT (Centre Daily Times) here in central PA, Sheetz has applied for a license to sell beer. Though, it would be no liquor and nothing larger than a six pack.

I'm sure the distributors will resist this heavily. We have 3 Sheetz here in State College alone. We have the most archaic alcohol laws in the country, but that doesn't stop PA from having an alcohol problem just like the rest of the country.
 
2009-11-23 11:43:44 AM  
Billzebub: ragekage: Not in Wisconsin, no. That's the recipe to success- find a way to sell liquor. Poof! Instant cash cow.

It seems Georgia hasn't quite caught on with that thinking. You can't buy alcohol in a store on Sundays AT ALL. No real explanation as to why, though.

Explanation, please!


Jeebus doesn't approve
 
2009-11-23 12:05:42 PM  
Billzebub: ragekage: Not in Wisconsin, no. That's the recipe to success- find a way to sell liquor. Poof! Instant cash cow.

It seems Georgia hasn't quite caught on with that thinking. You can't buy alcohol in a store on Sundays AT ALL. No real explanation as to why, though.

Explanation, please!


My guess is that it has something to do with Jesus, and how that guy didn't like booze on Sunday. Or maybe he was still wasted from the night before, and all this was misinterpreted.
 
2009-11-23 12:16:36 PM  
jimmyschmidt: Let's get a 'Canadian beer is better than American beer' thread going, shall we?

I'll see your 'Canadian beer is better than American beer' thread and raise you an 'Any beer that isn't a microbrew is better than American beer' thread.

/Wisconsinite
 
2009-11-23 12:20:22 PM  
nastro: My guess is that it has something to do with Jesus, and how that guy didn't like booze on Sunday. Or maybe he was still wasted from the night before, and all this was misinterpreted.

Jesus made his own wine, he didn't want any competition. Classic case of market tampering.
 
2009-11-23 03:09:51 PM  
 
2009-11-23 08:51:29 PM  
I live in Brookfield. The area between Brookfield and Tosa is a slum. This is all we need to make the area around 124th and Capital a thriving area for crime. (more than it already is)

Good job there Tosa!
 
2009-11-23 09:20:42 PM  
You want beer, then attend the National Homebrew Conference (new window)! All the damn beer you can drink...
 
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