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People this blurb is only four paragraphs long. The Weekly isn't asking for your suggestions. Here, I'll cut and paste for ya:
He’s asking Tucsonians to take to Twitter and Facebook to namedrop as many local food hot spots as possible using the hashtag #ABRoadEatsTucson.
Victoria Steele has done a great job of representing us and Randy Friese will, too!
Michael Kiefer says he doesn't think that combination will be used again. What combination is that? The state won't say. It could be Drano.
(PS: It would be "whose" not "who's" or "who'd")
I will infuse my funds into The Shanty and go a little more often :-)
Tom: AJ Flick - sounds like they had a regular booking at the Shanty - since they address them as the "Wednesday Night Group." Would have been common courtesy to inform long time customers of a double booking.
No squatting rights for non-paying groups who don't reserve a space. "Booking" an event means reserving the space, not just assuming it's going to be held for you no matter what. Au contraire, if DL had a speaker planned and were expecting a group, DL should have made sure the space would be available and not just assume (you know what that does). Unless you have a paid booking, you can't just assume that there won't be a conflict with the business at which you gather.
Hadley: And for the record, Al Flick, it was a member of your group who walked over to the DL group and stood in the middle of it shouting and putting us down.
For the record, I am not one of those who congregates at The Shanty (on a regular basis), but I was aware of those who did and, as one of the organizers of our event, didn't assume we could just take over the patio when we wanted to.
Wherever DL chooses to meet, I hope they treat the business owners with more respect. They just might get some in return.
"The last DL meeting at the Shanty was horrid because Nugent booked a large group on the patio without telling DL in advance."
Sounds like Drinking Liberally just proved Bill's point. The question to DL would be, "You planned a large meeting with a speaker. Did you notify the bar that you would require the space?" Seems to me the group took a lot for granted. A bar owner should not have to notify what is supposed to be an informal group that he needs a space for a paid event. It is a business after all, not someone's living room.
The Shanty was a natural place to hold the Citizen's recent 5-year-closed anniversary party. But just because there is a regular group that has met informally there for years, we didn't just assume that there would be space for us. We asked Bill if we could hold our party there and he was gracious - AS ALWAYS - to us.
I have no connection to or beef with Drinking Liberally, but the organizers who are there now might remember this for future patronage, wherever they go. Courtesy goes a long way. If they are hosting a speaker, they might want to notify the bar in advance - not expect things to be the other way around.
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