Drink Specials Could Be Banned

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay City Council could decide next week whether to ban "all you can drink" specials at local bars.

Some tavern owners are adamantly opposed.

Mayor Jim Schmitt says the bars are not to blame for a rise in alcohol-related crashes. But, he says the ban is needed to promote responsible drinking.

Jerry Rhodes owns Maloney's Pub. He says his "bottomless cup" special on Thursday is his most successful night of the week.

Rhodes says the city has no right telling bar owners what kinds of specials they can offer.

If the ordinance passes, any Green Bay bar that's caught serving or advertising such specials could lose its liquor license.

The council's Protection and Welfare Committee supported the ban in a vote last night. The full council considers it next Tuesday.


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  • by steven hooper Location: cherry valley, il on Sep 13, 2007 at 03:15 PM
    I've lived all over this country, and have seen this and others, like Happy Hour, 2 for 1 drinks etc. It's completely crazy when they try to decide how a business is run.. I guess that's why a lot of places have private clubs that don't have to follow the public bar establishments restrictions.. I'm 59, war vet and have spent my most wonderful times in a neighborhood bar.. Fight like hell.. Good luck
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