The hard stuff’s on the way to save us. Why is tax revenue always brought up when someone wants something?
Point Pinos Grill operates inside a building owned by the city of Pacific Grove. Earlier this year, the restaurant operator said he applied for a full liquor license and hit a snag when the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control realized the use permit didn’t allow for the switch from just beer and wine to include hard alcohol.
Now the majority of city leaders said they’re willing to make the change, because it’s a restaurant just like any other in the city.
“The more revenue we have the more sales tax we collect and one again the more money that goes to (the city) and more people we employ, locally, who live locally and then spend their paycheck a locally,” said Point Pinos Grill operator Dory Ford.
Drink Up At The Golf Club
Elmarie would be ashamed.
“No alcoholic beverage can leave, so it’s an enclosed facility so you can’t wander around with it,” said Brian Lackey, the Good Old Days co-chairman.
Beer In The Good Old Days
Always wondered what Rotary was for. Now I know, serve beer at PGGOD.
It all started way back in yesteryear when the Puritans put their mark on our Piney Paradise. I’m not sure what prompted the City Council to change history, but I suspect it was influenced by the Episcopalians and the Catholics. Somehow communion just wasn’t the same with grape juice.
My mother explained to me that wine in the Bible was not the same as wine today, and even if it was, Jesus said a little wine was good for the stomach.
Now, with a little experience, I realize that Mom was passing on what she had learned from her Congregational heritage and didn’t really know what she was talking about. In later years, she preferred a good Manhattan and there was no mention of that in the Bible. I might add that after 1969, there was very little stomach trouble in Pacific Grove.
Great story, I can vouch very true.
It was part of what kept the town small, and the wino tourists away. I wonder how many votes a council/mayor candidate would get running on a prohibition platform?
Phil Bowhay Writes – Pacific Grove Prohibition