Tuesday, May 26, 2015

BREAKING - Alcohol may no longer be allowed outside for Dining Under the Stars

It’s being reported that alcohol may no longer be served outside for Dining Under the Stars.  It appears a complaint has been filed to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board who will prohibit the consumption of alcohol on streets and sidewalks.  Initial reactions from restaurants, who were notified this morning, have expressed concern over the matter.  There’s no update yet on whether an appeal is in the works or other discussions underway to reverse the decision.

24 comments:

  1. who would file such a complaint? what a buzzkill. what is wrong with people - live and let live

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  2. Of all the dumb things to restrict.....some people just like to ruin the fun for the masses.

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  3. I don't think it was a complaint. It was some due diligence by the state on new applications for DUS that it occurred that proper licensing wasn't followed. I would think at the worst, it will be a month, the amount an orange placard has to be visible, and things will be back to normal

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    1. a restaurant owner on state street, who already had a permit, filed the complaint.

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    2. so all we have to do is look for the restaurant without the big orange application in the window and we know who filed the complaint?

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  4. So I can carry my loaded gun down State street - thats ok, but I cant have a beer or wine with dinner because that is just outright stupid - isnt it!

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  5. I'm willing to bet it was Buzz Killington that complained... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f68VXKMZT1Q

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  6. Will they then ban alcohol at all outdoor cafes, even in Philly, where people eat at tables on the sidewalk?

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  7. If in fact this is true ---- it is sad. DUTS has been a great Media event. To much government and to little common sense can ruin a lot of things.

    If it was an anonymous complaint i think the person or group who made it should be brought to light thru the freedom of information act.

    It is one thing to complain and havethe courage to stand by it---- quite another to anonymously file complaints like a person who doesn't have the conviction to stand by what they say or do.

    Either way a sad day for Media

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  8. sounds like a political ploy to me.

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  9. It could be an issue of diners being in the street and therefore considered "off premises," as opposed to being indoors or on the sidewalk space right outside the restaurant.

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  10. Here's the deal, each restaurant is responsible for keeping their liquor licenses current with the PALCB. In this case, they need an additional "outdoor special events" license. Some restaurants didn't know they had to renew it every year. Call your favorite Media restaurants to ask them if they have renewed it before you make your reservations. It's not up to the Media Borough or the MBA. You are welcome. Don't bug out.

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  11. How I miss New Orleans.

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  12. The Liquor Control Board is an unnecessary organization. We should privatize the Liqour industry.
    And we should allow cities , towns, hamlets, and municipalities to determine their future. If they prefer Bedford Falls over Pottersville, then establish the laws that will be favored by the masses,
    Not the few. For a town like Media, a republican stronghold, this may be the start of the dismantling of something that should have been put to rest decades ago. Stop the nonsense, one complaint
    Shouldn't be a catalyst for change.

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    1. Media Borough Council members and mayor are all democrates. In the sixteen years I have lived in Media it has been rare to see a republican on council. I would hardly call Media a "republican stronghold".

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  13. The L C B should be dismantled, privatize the Liquor stores, and allow cities , towns, municipalities and hamlets to decide if the want to be Bedford Falls or Pottersvile. Don't let the voice of one individual be the reason for making laws that are governing the masses. Media isn't Paris, but it
    Can be a fun town , and out door cafes can give it some ambiance. If it helps businesses , then your town will reap the rewards.

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  14. PA Legislature isn't back in session until June 1st. Mr. Killion and Mr. McGarrigle need to take a ride to LCB HQ and threaten a few jobs over this nonsensical attack over the financial well being of a great event.

    And massive middle finger to whoever filed the complaint.

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  15. If this really is a licensing issue, I wonder if the BYOB Restaurants would be affected?

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  16. they should take a little lesson from bourbon street! PA is so annoying.

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  17. Delco Times has a story up. It appears all is well. All credit to Tom Killion for being ready to step up and do what was needed to get after LCB.

    “I spoke to Bob earlier today and asked him if he needed me to jump in but he said everything had been straightened out and that all the businesses are now on board,” said state Rep. Tom Killion, R-168, of Middletown, who serves on the House Liquor Control Committee. “If needed, I would go to the mat for that event. It’s good for the borough, good for the county, good for the businesses, and it brings lots of people into the town. It’s a nice, family environment and a great event.”

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  18. Tedman - I like to follow your blog and like to believe that it is a good source for information, but based on everything I've read about this situation, I am very disappointed in your choice of such a misleading headline. I think it is irresponsible of you to post that when at most this may be a temporary issue for some restaurants and does not effect the BYOBs. Your headline seems to want people to think that no more alcohol will be allowed outside for any restaurants at all in the future for Dining Under the Stars and I think that is a real disservice to the event and the restaurants.

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  19. Annon 8:16pm

    After the fact, it was reported a temporary issue, but wasn't quite the case when I reported it. Could the wording have been better, i suppose so, but I usually write these on my phone while doing many things at the same time. Having posted almost 2,000 times to this site, I've been pretty dead-on if I might say so myself.

    BTW, do you think the issue at the time was important enough to mention? By the calls and emails I received it was to those people. Nobody else either knew about it or were most likely too afraid to report it, which continues to be a problem in Media.

    With the utmost respect, I'm a little tired of people who post anonymously judging "my choice" of wording. You can always drop by my house to talk further. I'm usually home after work during the week and live at 128 E 6th Street.

    Tedman



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  20. You could just say: sorry, I messed up.

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