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(Chicago Trib)   Going to church is about to get more bearable in Chicago   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 39
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2014-05-01 08:18:59 AM  
The 40th Ward alderman, who is Mayor Rahm Emanuel's floor leader, scaled back his idea of allowing all liquor sales at 8 a.m. Sundays after several aldermen opposed that version on the grounds that they didn't want loitering outside liquor stores or for alcoholics to get their hands on booze earlier in the day.

Any other day it's ok for them to do it though? FFS
 
2014-05-01 08:37:22 AM  
So grocery stores that serve liquor can open earlier but not liquor stores. So the liquor stores lose the business of all the hard core drunks who buy when the stores open in favor of grocery stores. Sounds like someone's palms were getting greased.
 
2014-05-01 09:00:59 AM  
See, I like this because I've been known on occasion to plan a party on a Saturday night for watching a game on Sunday, and it means I can stock up early. What I don't like is I would still have to wait if I wanted to go to Binny's, and they have a way better selection than a Jewel.
 
2014-05-01 09:29:18 AM  
DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT?
 
2014-05-01 09:30:06 AM  

naughtyrev: See, I like this because I've been known on occasion to plan a party on a Saturday night for watching a game on Sunday, and it means I can stock up early. What I don't like is I would still have to wait if I wanted to go to Binny's, and they have a way better selection than a Jewel.


Seems like there are MORAL objections... quit legislating morality morans...

\morans
 
2014-05-01 09:30:52 AM  
Adults being treated like adults. What a concept. Are you watching, Texas?
 
2014-05-01 09:31:57 AM  

momojoboo: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT?


I have seen the light

images.moviefanatic.com
 
2014-05-01 09:34:47 AM  

Mugato: So grocery stores that serve liquor can open earlier but not liquor stores. So the liquor stores lose the business of all the hard core drunks who buy when the stores open in favor of grocery stores. Sounds like someone's palms were getting greased.


Kinda. I've lived all over the city and it's a generally agreed on fact that liquor stores are vectors for crime. Drunks go to liquor stores but the later the store is open the more drug dealers, prostitutes, muggers looking for an easy score, and other people looking to take advantage of drunks are attracted there as well. A lot of crimes happen at or near to a liquor store. Weekends are the worst since people who have M-F jobs are more likely to be out late. So there's a legitimate argument to legally restricting the hours that liquor stores can be open on weekends, at least in some wards.
 
2014-05-01 09:35:41 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: Adults being treated like adults. What a concept. Are you watching, Texas?



Not likely. They just started selling beer and wine in my area of Dallas, and they still aren't sure if that is what is causing global warming.
 
2014-05-01 09:40:45 AM  
Fark the banned plastic bags. Sav-a-Lot bags(11 cent) are the perfect size for all of my small garbage cans.
 
2014-05-01 09:44:24 AM  
But then, you're still in Chicago. :(
 
2014-05-01 09:44:39 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Fark the banned plastic bags. Sav-a-Lot bags(11 cent) are the perfect size for all of my small garbage cans.


Also how are you supposed to clean up after your dog while on a walk without grocery store bags.
 
2014-05-01 09:45:17 AM  
Good, now I don't have to rush out at the final hour to stock up for Bears viewing parties.
 
2014-05-01 09:45:39 AM  

JohnCarter: momojoboo: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT?

I have seen the light

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oneguyrambling.com
 
2014-05-01 09:48:37 AM  
They're serving beer and BBQ?
The ushers are strippers and the pulpit is a pole?
We tithe one dollar at a time by hand?
The baptismal is filled with champagne?
The confessional is for lap dances?
Big screen TVs with sports?

Questions, we have questions.
 
2014-05-01 09:52:51 AM  

Mugato: So grocery stores that serve liquor can open earlier but not liquor stores. So the liquor stores lose the business of all the hard core drunks who buy when the stores open in favor of grocery stores. Sounds like someone's palms were getting greased.


Three hours/week extra liquor sales means nothing to the large grocery stores.

Liquor store loiterers are are notorious nuisances and the aldermen hear A LOT of complaints about it.

Voters have gone so far to ban liquor sales in specific neighborhoods.
 
2014-05-01 10:10:12 AM  
So, you can get lit before you get lit up in ChIRAQ?
 
2014-05-01 10:13:07 AM  
No more sodomizing your kids?
 
2014-05-01 10:29:16 AM  
church and liquor store early opening both still require me to get out of bed before noon on a sunday.  i'll pass
 
2014-05-01 10:35:01 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: Adults being treated like adults. What a concept. Are you watching, Texas?


Eh, I don't mind waiting until noon on Sunday to buy beer. Worst case, I might miss the kickoff of the early NFL game, but that's usually something shiatty like Texans/ Dolphins.

If I'm doing something where I'd like to have a beer earlier than that, I "plan ahead".
 
2014-05-01 10:35:18 AM  
Did not read article or previous posts but in my mind. Topless women in the choir and handing out communion.

Off to see if i was close.
 
2014-05-01 10:38:37 AM  

Mugato: So grocery stores that serve liquor can open earlier but not liquor stores. So the liquor stores lose the business of all the hard core drunks who buy when the stores open in favor of grocery stores. Sounds like someone's palms were getting greased.


It's Chicago, you can't take a piss without somebody getting an envelop with a little "sumtin".
 
2014-05-01 10:49:15 AM  
Damn now I'm so depressed i could use a drink.

Minnesota still does not even allow liquor sales on Sunday. They expect you to read a fairy tale about a guy turning water into wine and believe it. All while remaining sober.

Still not going to church. Try again.
 
2014-05-01 11:08:54 AM  

jaytkay: Mugato: So grocery stores that serve liquor can open earlier but not liquor stores. So the liquor stores lose the business of all the hard core drunks who buy when the stores open in favor of grocery stores. Sounds like someone's palms were getting greased.

Three hours/week extra liquor sales means nothing to the large grocery stores.

Liquor store loiterers are are notorious nuisances and the aldermen hear A LOT of complaints about it.

Voters have gone so far to ban liquor sales in specific neighborhoods.


Parts of the Beverly neighborhood have been "dry" as long as I can remember.  Luckily, there are plenty of nice bars, on Western Ave.  I was talking to someone from Beverly, and he described a guy as a "very bad businessman", because he owned a bar that went bust on Western.
 
2014-05-01 11:14:21 AM  

Gonz: HaywoodJablonski: Adults being treated like adults. What a concept. Are you watching, Texas?

Eh, I don't mind waiting until noon on Sunday to buy beer. Worst case, I might miss the kickoff of the early NFL game, but that's usually something shiatty like Texans/ Dolphins.

If I'm doing something where I'd like to have a beer earlier than that, I "plan ahead".


There are a lot of noon Bears games. As a person who hosts quite a few over the course of the year, missing kickoff is a cardinal sin. Yes, I could plan ahead, but that would be taking precious time away from my Saturday. I tend to wake up early so a hungover stroll to the grocery store at 7am and being able to get everything out of the way for the week is a major convenience.
 
2014-05-01 12:19:51 PM  
sounds more like one more day of the weekend for violence to rise drastically, now. Hey! At least gun control is working there though.
 
2014-05-01 12:32:45 PM  

Tom_Slick: drjekel_mrhyde: Fark the banned plastic bags. Sav-a-Lot bags(11 cent) are the perfect size for all of my small garbage cans.

Also how are you supposed to clean up after your dog while on a walk without grocery store bags.


This and this.
I will be doing my shopping in Niles from now on. (Or when the ban takes effect, that is.)
 
2014-05-01 12:37:06 PM  

Mugato: So grocery stores that serve liquor can open earlier but not liquor stores. So the liquor stores lose the business of all the hard core drunks who buy when the stores open in favor of grocery stores. Sounds like someone's palms were getting greased.


All of the states I've lived in had different classes of alcohol license. Full strength liquor was not available at grocery stores. Just beer, wine, and sometimes diluted booze.

While I agree there may be some money involved, I think it might be more to keep from losing the votes of the church goers. They can justify buying some 6-packs with your nacho cheese, more easily than needing a handle of grain alcohol on Sunday morning.
 
2014-05-01 12:52:01 PM  

KeeptheChief: Tom_Slick: Also how are you supposed to clean up after your dog while on a walk without grocery store bags.

This and this. I will be doing my shopping in Niles from now on. (Or when the ban takes effect, that is.)


I live in West Hollywood, which started a plastic bag ban a couple years ago. My wife and I started hoarding plastic bags from our shopping in the rest of the world (WeHo is 1.85 square miles, so that just means getting off Santa Monica Blvd or going east of the Target on La Brea).

Then the city of Los Angeles started a ban. I spend a bunch of evenings in Culver City, which does not have such a ban. My cat poop winds up in lots of little 7-11 bags thanks to the weird boundaries along Venice Blvd.

/yeah, you want me to buy bags for kitty poop?
//thank goodness the bread comes in a plastic bag
 
2014-05-01 12:52:29 PM  

russsssman: sounds more like one more day of the weekend for violence to rise drastically, now. Hey! At least gun control is working there though.


I don't know how gangstas work, but usually if I'm on a weekend bender, one drink on Sunday and I'm too lazy to do anything other than pour another one and sit on my couch.
 
2014-05-01 12:58:14 PM  

Pangea: All of the states I've lived in had different classes of alcohol license. Full strength liquor was not available at grocery stores. Just beer, wine, and sometimes diluted booze.

While I agree there may be some money involved, I think it might be more to keep from losing the votes of the church goers. They can justify buying some 6-packs with your nacho cheese, more easily than needing a handle of grain alcohol on Sunday morning.


I lived with all of that until I moved to California. Selling liquor seems to be the default here.

They have a classification called "junior markets". These are liquor stores with slightly more foodstuffs and cleaning products than others. This means liquor is frighteningly cheap here, but Brillo pads and crackers can cost you dearly at 1 in the morning.

/oh, and Japanese peanuts
//which were invented in Mexico City
 
2014-05-01 01:27:04 PM  

Pangea: All of the states I've lived in had different classes of alcohol license. Full strength liquor was not available at grocery stores. Just beer, wine, and sometimes diluted booze.


No kidding. I was sent to Omaha for training a long time ago. So I immediately went looking for a liquor store. This was a couple years before you could just type in "liquor" in your phone and get directions. I didn't know the city so getting an address from the yellow pages wouldn't have helped so I just drove around. No liquor store in sight. So I resigned myself  to the grocery store across from my hotel for beer. Turns out they had full liquor. Liquor in a grocery store, never thought that existed.
 
2014-05-01 02:36:39 PM  
Still no Chik Fil A

chicago values
 
2014-05-01 02:45:21 PM  

Fusilier: Still no Chik Fil A

chicago values


No Chik-fil-A at all?
 
2014-05-01 02:59:06 PM  

Mugato: Fusilier: Still no Chik Fil A

chicago values

No Chik-fil-A at all?


I noticed one in the Loop earlier this week.

/ Not that I would set foot in one
 
2014-05-01 05:08:39 PM  

jaytkay: Mugato: Fusilier: Still no Chik Fil A

chicago values

No Chik-fil-A at all?

I noticed one in the Loop earlier this week.

/ Not that I would set foot in one


There's one by Streeterville and one in the Loop.
 
2014-05-01 06:26:40 PM  
Hmmmm......wonder if there was a 'suit case" or if Mr. Cathy gots with the program and gave Rahm a taste?
 
2014-05-02 12:28:48 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: church and liquor store early opening both still require me to get out of bed before noon on a sunday.  i'll pass


This.  But if beer were to be sold ONLY on Sunday morning, THAT might be reason enough ...to home brew.
 
2014-05-02 09:26:20 AM  

SlagginOff: jaytkay: Mugato: Fusilier: Still no Chik Fil A

chicago values

No Chik-fil-A at all?

I noticed one in the Loop earlier this week.

/ Not that I would set foot in one

There's one by Streeterville and one in the Loop.


I think he means on Sunday. But that's the owners doing because God.
 
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