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Decline in Liquor Establishments #398886
01/29/11 12:33 PM
01/29/11 12:33 PM
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Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP

A press release has been made by the San Pedro Liquor Licensing Board through the offices of the San Pedro Town Council. Over a two-year period from 2009 to 2011 there is a marked decline in the number of liquor licenses issued by the San Pedro Town Council from 186 to 159, a decrease of 27 licenses. The area showing a noticeable decrease is with publican special licenses, which are the regular bars that open to any and all patrons and where all liquors are consumed on premises.

And how exactly should this decrease be interpreted? Good news or bad news? It all depends on how you analyze the situation? Could it be the result of the world recession and the difficult economic times confronting Belize? Could it be that there is a decrease in the number of people with the hobby of drinking? LOL! Could it be that there is too much competition in that particular field of business and it has been oversaturated?

Remember that anything that goes up must come down? Can liquor establishments, especially publican general and publican specials knock themselves out of business? We have seen one or two discotheques knocked out of business. And so have we seen the closure of casinos, and restaurants.  

This is good food for thought for all of us- citizens, entrepreneurs, businessmen, and local authorities. We should try not to over saturate any segment of the business sector for fear we may start competing too much with one another. This is something that the Trade License Committee should consider very carefully when approving trade licenses. Too much of one thing can be bad. Food for thought; it is never a bad idea to try to prevent instead of lament. So here are the stats provided to us in a press release by the Town council:

Press Release – San Pedro Town Council – January 25, 2011 - In the General Meeting of the San Pedro Liquor Licensing Board held on January 10 & 11, 2011 the following number of applications were approved.

Night Club License – 2
Publican General License - 4
Publican Special Licenses – 75
Restaurant License – 20
Beer License – 19
Malt License – 8
Shop License – 23

New Liquor License
Publican’s Special - 1
Shop License – 1
Beer License – 2
Malt – 2
Restaurant - 2

On Hold License
Publican General License – 1
Publican Special License – 10

Two Licenses were suspended for 3 months

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Re: Decline in Liquor Establishments [Re: Marty] #398890
01/29/11 12:37 PM
01/29/11 12:37 PM
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elbert Offline
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When i quit i didn't realize what an economic impact it would have on the community :-)

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Re: Decline in Liquor Establishments [Re: Marty] #398894
01/29/11 12:42 PM
01/29/11 12:42 PM
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shuffles Offline
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My guess? Based on the number of "businesses" without trade licenses, is that there are several places who are serving liquor or beer and not bothering to go through he process of applying for, and paying for a liquor license. Why would they when no one enforces trade licenses?

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Re: Decline in Liquor Establishments [Re: Marty] #398902
01/29/11 02:09 PM
01/29/11 02:09 PM
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GwenA Offline
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Well, when the Thirsty Tiger operated, not having a license made it so easy to have it closed down whenever it got too rowdy! The cops loved to do it! So, get a license if you don't want to be a target!
I liked the analysis and question. After all, there are only seven bars within two block of where I live! LOL!

Re: Decline in Liquor Establishments [Re: Marty] #398910
01/29/11 04:40 PM
01/29/11 04:40 PM
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carbunkletrumpet Offline
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You miss coming to San Pedro one year.....
Actually running a restaurant or bar has a very low profit margin as there is a 60% failure rate.

But why eat my vegetables I already know that I am short!
Re: Decline in Liquor Establishments [Re: Marty] #398914
01/29/11 07:27 PM
01/29/11 07:27 PM
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San Pedro
BrusselSprout Offline
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60% failure rate? You are being generous.

Re: Decline in Liquor Establishments [Re: Marty] #398920
01/29/11 09:34 PM
01/29/11 09:34 PM
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reaper Offline
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San Pedro needs some skydivers...stat! wink

Re: Decline in Liquor Establishments [Re: Marty] #398931
01/30/11 08:18 AM
01/30/11 08:18 AM
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Posts: 13,175
San Pedro Belize
elbert Offline
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I have seriously been considering a beach bar burger joint near the dive shop but need a bartender that is willing to manage it.
call me.

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Re: Decline in Liquor Establishments [Re: Marty] #398944
01/30/11 09:45 AM
01/30/11 09:45 AM
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Phil Offline
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Only 23 Shops selling beer? Only 20 restaurants? I don't think so.

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