Farm Market is NOT a Liquor Store

28 01 2009

The Five Points Community Farm Market is NOT a liquor store. I think that they SHOULD be able to sell Specialty Wine and beer. Like I said; it is not a liquor store. It is not like they want to sell 40 oz Colt . They want to sell Virginia Wine and micro-brew beer, both of which have a very good place in a farmer’s market. Alcoholic are not going to spend $25 on a bottle of wine when they could go get cheap liquor at a convenience store. The Virginian Pilot stated in thier story that, ” [Lana Pressley] and others expressed concern, however, because it would be the first establishment in the neighborhood to sell alcohol.” This may be technically true, in the fact that within the official boundaries of the neighborhood, there is not another store that sells alcohol. In reality, however, there is a 7-11 a mere 2 blocks from the Farmer’s Market (26th & Monticello) and a convenience store 1 block further at 27th & Granby. A specialty wine store does not attract crime. If anything, it would attract a MORE upscale clientele . I am not sure why the residents opposed this unless they had some sort of misinformation.

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28 01 2009
Rebecca Rodgers

“Alcoholic are not going to spend $25 on a bottle of wine when they could go get cheap liquor at a convenience store”

Exactly!
People tend to get their panties in a bunch when they hear the word alcohol.

28 01 2009
JeffConn

“I am not sure why the residents opposed this unless they had some sort of misinformation.”
Two words: it’s change! *gasp*

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