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Old 09-28-2014, 09:53 AM   #21
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Why not?

The mall is the place for teens who can't purchase adult beverages to hang out. A grocery store is the perfect place for adults who can buy them to hang out.

Brings a whole new meaning to the statement "I'm going shopping"

Bet you there will be less unruly drunks then in a bar setting.
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Old 09-28-2014, 10:27 AM   #22
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That is a fabulous idea. I would be more willing to shop with the wife and no more me nagging to hurry the hell up already.
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:04 PM   #23
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It's not true of the south in general. In Virginia, the law was changed in the '80s to allow selling alcohol on Sunday and beer and wine in grocery and drug stores. Same in NC, although I don't know when that changed. And in NoLa, of course, you can drink while walking down the street any day of the week
First, I don't consider Virginia the south. Since I am from Florida, Virginia is the north to me.
Secondly it seems our experiences in the bottom half of the southeast US are quite different.
Ever taken a drive through the country sides of SC, NC, Tennessee and GA?
Dry counties are everywhere and one must inquire about alcohol being served in any restaurant down here before ordering.

Ever been to Pigeon Forge? Last time I was there, I had to leave a BBQ restaurant because they served no beer. No alcohol in Pigeon Forge then.
Its entirely possible they have changed the rules though.
They were losing money to Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg is just a couple miles away and they had different rules. Sales of alcohol being one of them.
If anything, they are less than consistent here in the south.

Oh and what about the Indian reservation and casino in NC? Its only been a very short time that you could actually get a drink in that casino.
One reason many folks never went. No drinking in a casino is like not having beer at a bar.
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:31 PM   #24
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First, I don't consider Virginia the south. Since I am from Florida, Virginia is the north to me.
Secondly it seems our experiences in the bottom half of the southeast US are quite different.
Ever taken a drive through the country sides of SC, NC, Tennessee and GA?
Dry counties are everywhere and one must inquire about alcohol being served in any restaurant down here before ordering.

Ever been to Pigeon Forge? Last time I was there, I had to leave a BBQ restaurant because they served no beer. No alcohol in Pigeon Forge then.
Its entirely possible they have changed the rules though.
They were losing money to Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg is just a couple miles away and they had different rules. Sales of alcohol being one of them.
If anything, they are less than consistent here in the south.

Oh and what about the Indian reservation and casino in NC? Its only been a very short time that you could actually get a drink in that casino.
One reason many folks never went. No drinking in a casino is like not having beer at a bar.
You don't consider the home of the capitol of the Confederacy part of the South? Okay. Maybe you have forgotten, but NC, SC, GA and TN are all north of Florida, too. It's tough to have a discussion when your definitions are so different from the standard.
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:34 AM   #25
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We go to Pigeon Forge just about every year. Some places don't serve beer but a lot of them do. Its mostly the smaller local places like Huck Finns catfish. If you go to red lobster or a bigger place like that you can get it.
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You don't consider the home of the capitol of the Confederacy part of the South? Okay. Maybe you have forgotten, but NC, SC, GA and TN are all north of Florida, too. It's tough to have a discussion when your definitions are so different from the standard.
Not going by any standard I do consider Virginia the south, but maybe not the area north of Fredericksburg commutable to DC, but only culturally. That area is its own thing all together.
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Not going by any standard I do consider Virginia the south, but maybe not the area north of Fredericksburg commutable to DC, but only culturally. That area is its own thing all together.
Yup, there are a whole lot of carpetbaggers up there
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You don't consider the home of the capitol of the Confederacy part of the South? Okay. Maybe you have forgotten, but NC, SC, GA and TN are all north of Florida, too. It's tough to have a discussion when your definitions are so different from the standard.
You missed my point.
I am from Florida. South eastern Florida. GA, SC, TN, NC and the other southeastern states are northern states to me. Geographically north of Florida.
I also find it hard to have a discussion with you when you think you are the only one that knows anything.
You seem to take issue with my negative comments regarding this god awful south.
Lighten up!

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We go to Pigeon Forge just about every year. Some places don't serve beer but a lot of them do. Its mostly the smaller local places like Huck Finns catfish. If you go to red lobster or a bigger place like that you can get it.
I haven't been back after the first trip.
I guess they changed the rules/law. We and others traveling to the area ended up in Gatlinburg so we could have a drink with dinner.
Dinner meaning the evening meal.....

We once went to the casino and they also did not serve any alcohol.
It was a 20 mile or more drive to get to a normal place that did allow the sale.
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You missed my point.
I am from Florida. South eastern Florida. GA, SC, TN, NC and the other southeastern states are northern states to me. Geographically north of Florida.
I also find it hard to have a discussion with you when you think you are the only one that knows anything.
I don't think that. You think you speak for everyone and every place in "the south" and that leads you to say a lot of things that are incorrect. Don't blame me for that.

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You seem to take issue with my negative comments regarding this god awful south.
Lighten up!
You can think what you like about the south. I take issue with incorrect statements.
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There are similar issues here in SC and the south in general.
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You missed my point.
I am from Florida. South eastern Florida.
I'm confused as to whether you are in The South or are just south.

South is a geographical term that means the opposite of north. *The South* is a cultural term that defines a region of the United States. Florida is not part of *The South*.

I live in Florida, and Florida is definitely not *the South*. The further south one goes, the less *Southern* it is. South Florida is The North's winter playground. There's very little *Southern* here - and I've lived in various parts of this state.

I've also lived in both North & South Carolina. They are definitely The South, as is most of Virginia. Even in so-called dry counties of Tennessee, you can buy liquor. You just have to know where and how. Often that means just being friendly to the locals.

Alabama & Mississippi and parts of Georgia are *the Deep South*. That's a whole 'nuther conversation!
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