City council will deny a liquor license based on neighborhood opposition, instead of the law. Once it gets in front of the state liquor board, they base their decision on the law. It may look like the Board doesn't care what the City wants, but in actuality, they base their decisions on Title 4. The city doesn't even consider Title 4 when they make their decisions which is actually biased against the business owner. Maracana and the Mint were both based on personal qualifications. Both owners met those qualifications; something city council never even considered. The Mint, in fact already had a license in place which made it simply a transfer. Just because someone doesn't want liquor in their neighborhood is not a reason under the law to deny a liquor license.
He didn't say you won't DIE of prostate cancer, what he said was "Millions of men die with prostate cancer but not from it." This doesn't mean you won't die OF prostate cancer, only that millions of men die WITH it, but not FROM it. I do have to agree with Claire Hendrickson's opinion of Mr. Smith's article from June 13th. It struck a bad chord with me, too, and I couldn't have said it better myself!
I feel like J.M. Smith is becoming more and more of a hypocrite every week :(
The person applying for the liquor license has not had one in the State of Arizona for over 10 years. He was only barred for 5 so there is not one town in the whole state of Arizona that would be able to deny him a license, based on his past. Furthermore, the town of Marana has NOT denied him a license. The 'club' you are speaking of was in business for over 20 years. Were you concerned when Cactus Moon was there? Or are you just concerned because of the rumors surrounding the new applicant? A little research on your end could be helpful in this situation. Do you actually believe that a shooting is going to occur just because someone owned a nightclub where one occurred over 12 years ago?
Ask me how many fucks I give that someone can't handle the word Fuck...not a one...no fucks will be given! Its called free speech buddy and if you can't handle it, move on...but for those of us who can handle it, I applaud you J.M. on another fabulously written article!
Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant at 7895 E. Broadway will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve. Excellent home style Italian food. Reservations are not required, but if you have a party of larger than 4, you may want to call ahead (520) 298-3700.
I'm offended that Thomas seems to think the wait staff at Tucson restaurants suck. I work part time weekends at a local restaurant and I take my job very seriously; I've been a food server at one point in my life or another for the past 20+ years, and I have never had a bad comment on my service. I agree with everyone else here: if you don't like Tucson then leave!
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