And I'm wondering - if it's all Riley's fault and City Council is just a rubber stamp for his Nazi tendencies, then who are these assholes that keep electing the City Council members, and how do they get elected without a majority of the vote?
OK, so you go to multiple bars. I assume you have at least one drink in each.....nahh leave the car, I'd rather you were walking.
Pronhorn - what's Haire got to do with it? He's the Managing Editor.
Will we have to move our car every time we change bars??? This is such a ridiculous idea. And I have one place that I have parked for years. That way wherever I go to, it's centrally located for me.
Riley is really going overboard for the tourists, while screwing all of us locals. Should have nipped this in the bud many years ago. Now he's the almighty, seems like.
except JP Scott that's not why the "Holy City" got it's name.
Want it to be the Holy City, get rid of the UNGODLY ORDINANCES AND OGANIZATIONS.
The bars seem to be handling their
s&);)hit just fine. In the last day there have been two sexual assaults in Harleston Village and Upper King.
How about the CPD focus on keeping the streets safe instead of micro managing local business.
It seems pretty clear that the city wants last call at midnight now.
What the fuck does this have to do with City Paper writer Chris Haire?
Or does Joe Riley secretly own AC's?
Apples and oranges, Susan.
1- If the ordinances were so deadly to some of the bars, why did most survive?
2- In the same time period, what percentage of downtown restaurants failed, and how does that compare?
My point is this: Most of this has very little to do with Municipal laws and more to do with the businesses themselves. MOST food and beverage establishments fail within ten years. Maybe its mismanagement, maybe because the fad it was chasing has ended, maybe management pissed off its clientele, and, yes, maybe over-regulation, but that is seldom the reason. So why blame it on government? Simple: this is America - I didn't fail because I fucked up, it was the damned governments fault!
Paul, in general, I respect the columns you write. Your columns are usually well thought-out, reasoned opinions based in fact. But this one sounds like 3am after drinking for 6 hours with Haire. Or has he injected his "editorial style?"
If you spent the time with Haire, you'd know that a number of places have had "roid raging meatheads for years now, and the ones that don't probably won't change their style either. Second, the Visitor Center parking garage is already monitored. Third, if the patrons won't leave? Well there's a cop within 5 blocks of every one of these bars at closing time now, and for good reason - they can't handle the problem alone. The idea here is that the bars are the reason for the problem, let them take care of the easy cases, the cops will do the hard ones.
Paul, you're a better journalist than this Chris Haire bag of shit!
Damn that Joe Riley!! Remember when he changed bar closings from 4am to 2 am just to kill the bars and ruin everything? And when that didn't work, the rat bastard banned indoor smoking so he could kill all the bars and ruin our chances to be Drunk in Public? Well now this is the last straw!!! Lets screw him again! Let's all stand up to his new attempt and Loiter Drunk In Public! Close the bars and hang out on the sidewalks and just be young and drunk and belligerent because it's our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT!!! Other than Haire, who's with me? What? ....you all do that already? ... Never mind.
You want free financial advice? What are you, some kind of Socialist?
Don't have kids. Move from an extraordinarily expensive neighborhood in an expensive region to Charleston before Charleston burgeoned. Get involved with risky start ups in a risky industry. Work with/for smart people you trust. Live frugally.
To say I'm retired is, in retrospect, hyperbolic... and probably just wrong. Comfortably in between situations by choice and the next one will be my own venture, how's that?
Storyville in NOLA sells pretty much the same thing for $16-$20. Oaklandish is around $20, but they have sales all the time. I've gotten 3 for $15 from them before.
His name is...ACK!
(takes a tranquilizer dart to the neck)
And Landsnark what business are you in? If you are going to retire young maybe the Citypaper will do a feature about you so that others can learn how to do the same.
I thoroughly enjoyed TEDxCharleston, although she was my least favorite speaker. I'm a big believer in the metaphysical, awakening, energy transfer, etc. and there are a lot of incredible teachers in this right here in Charleston and around the world. Perhaps it's hard to do it on a stage, but the talk came across as very theatrical and inauthentic. To me, at least. I did see one woman crying and so I guess the only important thing is that it spoke to her.
Landsnark tell us your name !?!?!
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