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#434462 - 03/30/12 08:56 PM Liquor Licensing Board Takes Strong Stance
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The complaints in San Pedro have mostly been about terrible conditions of streets, and dust and poor beaches and dirty areas, but lately they have been about bars. The complaints are about noise pollution in some bars that are not sound proof, late opening hours and lately also the fact that prostitution is rampant and blatant in many bars on the island.

One caller to the radio morning show lamented: “I am disgusted that I am taking my children to school in the morning and we bump into these three prostitutes, half naked and drunk making a dirty scene right in front of their bar. My children have to put up with this and I must give explanations to them.”

“But this and many other irregularities are going to stop,” said Jennie Staines, Chairperson of the San Pedro Liquor Licensing Board. She explained that the committee, which includes the Mayor, is going to make some dramatic changes to solve these problems that have been plaguing San Pedro for ages.

“People will get mad at me, but I will do what the law and the act stipulate,” she added. According to Jennie, the Liquor Licensing Board will demand that all bars with loud music systems be sound proof or they will be shut down if they do not comply. They will also see to it that not all bars repeatedly get extensions to open to very late hours. All bars must close down at midnight as is the law. Extension permits are a privilege and will be issued on special occasions, but not an automatic and constant procedure.

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#434512 - 03/31/12 02:28 PM Re: Liquor Licensing Board Takes Strong Stance [Re: Marty]
Diane Campbell Offline
Good work Jennie!!!
Keep at it.
Our police will tell you that the big trouble starts in the wee hours of the morning, mostly due to over-intoxication. Closing at midnight cuts back about 3 (or 5) hours of heavy drinking and probably quite a few violent misunderstandings will be avoided in the process.
Not to mention that we may end up with a town population that has had a decent night's sleep -- !!!
Jennie's got guts - go gyial go.

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#434519 - 03/31/12 03:56 PM Re: Liquor Licensing Board Takes Strong Stance [Re: Diane Campbell]
Judyann H. Offline
Originally Posted By: Diane Campbell
Good work Jennie!!!
Keep at it.
Our police will tell you that the big trouble starts in the wee hours of the morning, mostly due to over-intoxication. Closing at midnight cuts back about 3 (or 5) hours of heavy drinking and probably quite a few violent misunderstandings will be avoided in the process.
Not to mention that we may end up with a town population that has had a decent night's sleep -- !!!
Jennie's got guts - go gyial go.
I agree; nothing good happens after midnight.....
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#434520 - 03/31/12 03:58 PM Re: Liquor Licensing Board Takes Strong Stance [Re: Judyann H.]
SnoopysMom Offline
Is Big Daddy's and Jaguars also required to close at Midnight? Or are they exempt?

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#434522 - 03/31/12 04:06 PM Re: Liquor Licensing Board Takes Strong Stance [Re: Marty]
BrusselSprout Offline
Daddy Rocks, Jaguars and I think Club Latino have night club licenses and can stay open to 2am. Everyone else is supposed to close at midnight unless they have a special extension (like Wet Willies on Wednesday nights).
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#434524 - 03/31/12 04:24 PM Re: Liquor Licensing Board Takes Strong Stance [Re: Marty]
Diane Campbell Offline
I'm also told that Big Daddy's and Jaguar qualify for the extension because they are sound-proof.
Not sure about Club Latino.

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#434529 - 03/31/12 06:03 PM Re: Liquor Licensing Board Takes Strong Stance [Re: Diane Campbell]
SnoopysMom Offline
Am thinking that not much good stuff is happening at Big Daddy's or Jaguars after midnight either... hmmm

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#434538 - 03/31/12 09:40 PM Re: Liquor Licensing Board Takes Strong Stance [Re: Marty]
Sober Offline
I think this shows that the new Mayor is going to carry out his election manifesto. He said he was going to make a lot of changes to clean up the island, this is just the start. Traffic next????

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#434542 - 03/31/12 11:18 PM Re: Liquor Licensing Board Takes Strong Stance [Re: Marty]
shuffles Offline
Just "heard" that all grocery stores in San Pedro will be required to close on Good Friday as well. Can that be the case? I can't remember any day they closed without an active hurricane going on, and even then they sometimes stay open.
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#434543 - 03/31/12 11:31 PM Re: Liquor Licensing Board Takes Strong Stance [Re: shuffles]
Capt. Hollywood Offline
You can't sell alcohol on Good Friday. They may be open but just not selling booze. Legally, your supposed to take all the liquor off the premisis if you want to open, so some might not think it worth the hassle and just take the day off.

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