says: (4/13/11 11:59 AM)
"6D never really had the "singles" problem that lead the H Street NE corridor to ban those sales." Are these guys crazy? I know it's across the Berlin Wall (AKA South Capitol Street) from your area of interest, but single sales and their associated problems continue to plague the area just west of the Ballpark. Thanks a lot, commissioners.
says: (4/13/11 1:25 PM)
There are plenty of singles littering the streets over by Virginia Ave Park and the 7th and L Market.
However, those aren't 750 mL bottles of Three Philosophers or Fin Du Monde, so I understand where Harry's and Cornercopia are coming from.
Lift the ban!
says: (4/13/11 3:37 PM)
Not permitting singles and/or permitting only certain singles is classist and more...
says: (4/13/11 7:30 PM)
Show me liquor store surrounded by responsible drinkers who buy cheap singles and don't litter/drink in public/urinate in public around the store (and surrounding properties) and I'll drop my protest. Expensive/upscale/microbrew singles I understand. Agree with JD, that's not the type of bottles you see littering the streets.
says: (4/13/11 7:36 PM)
In fact, JD, I'll trade you the South Capitol Liquors single sales exemption over to Harry's and Cornercopia. A two-fer!
says: (4/14/11 10:24 AM)
I think you're referring to me (JT) no JD.
She probably doesn't want to get dragged into this.
says: (4/14/11 4:20 PM)
Although I have not seen stats showing how singles and littering, etc are meshed, I am not a fan of selling singles. Once (upscale) singles begin selling, somehow the strict policies get relaxed and the inexpensive brands begin showing up on shelves.
says: (4/15/11 6:30 AM)
Wow... wonder why businesses are staying away from SE DC? With such scrutiny over what can and cannot be done. This is a point in which I think websites like JDLAND actually hurt us when business developers read such comments. They then will take their money and investments elsewhere. Congrats on Harry's Reserve on taking the risk on putting up shop in SE. Now this forum and the ANC are going to tell it how it can run its business. And we wonder why no other businesses flood down here. Look in the mirror folks.
If you are not a fan, then you do not have to buy it. Very righteous of individuals to push their own viewpoints and lifestyles on everyone else. I lived in the South and witnessed all their blue laws. Glad to see such conservative attitudes still are rampant. While we are at it, we should also forbid businesses from being open on Sunday too.
Guns do not kill people. People kill people.
Singles do not get people drunk. People get themselves drunk. A single isn't going to stop that.
The ANC seem extremely anti-business. No! to the icky developer willing to invest money to save an unused crud-wood-building. No! to the business wanting to sell a bottle of Chimay! Serenity now!
says: (4/15/11 7:36 AM)
Bill - welcome to America, we have democracy here; it works like this: folks who live in this great land have a voice - they get to say what they think, and they get to stand in the way if they choose, or open the door, depending on what the majority believes is right. It isn't all about businesses or corporations want.
It's worked pretty well for a little over 200 years, give it a shot and see if you like it. If not, maybe you'll enjoy living in Ayn Randia (isn't that inside the libertarian mecca of Somalia?). Somalia, where they prove every day that a pure, government-free libertarian approach encourages business growth (check out the booming skyline of Mogadishu!), and that a well armed population deters crime, right?
says: (4/15/11 10:04 AM)
It's the difference between choice for the individual and conformity in the name of the common good. You can't buy those light bulbs! They're not "green"! You can't buy that menu item, it's high in sodium! You can't drive that car, it's doesn't get 30 mpg! You can't buy an individual bottle of beer! It's bad for the community!.
The only people who should be able to decide whether someone can buy something as innocuous as an individual beer is the seller and the consumer.
If you disagree, you obviously are a crazy libertarian anarchist. Cue references to Somalia, when I could easily cue references to North Korea.
edit: Personally, I'm for the ban. I want this area to stay nice as possible and minimize the possibility for the bad things associated with single sales. Politically, I'm against it. Kind of like how I think banning smoking from indoors is not for the government to decide, but personally I'd want it to happen because I hate smoke indoors.
says: (4/15/11 10:28 AM)
To clarify my statements:
1) I was merely pointing out that the commissioners from 6D continue to ignore the existing problems just across South Capitol, although outside JDLand's official boudaries of interest. Their statements are particularly ironic and hypocritical to those of us who live within the immediate neighborhood of Cap Liquors.
2) I meant JD and/or JT; I'd trade that single sales exemption over to anyone in SE that will have it if I could, as long as Cap Liquors no longer does!
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