Eat Drink and Smoke, GBS now open

Eat Drink and Smoke, GBS now open

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typical

Oak Lawn, IL

#1 Jan 29, 2008
Can anyone tell me what GBS stand for? This is typical of Brad, finding another way to go around the law. The law that he, as a trustee is elected to uphold. Who does Brad really care about, this town or himself?
Guess

West Lafayette, IN

#2 Jan 29, 2008
Grove's Bar Smells? But isn't the sign GSB for Grove Sports Bar? And for the "tobacco shop" the smoker's room with the cigarette machine? Always running a scam isn't he?
Irritated

United States

#3 Jan 30, 2008
Shut up already! You people need to find a hobby or something.
laws for some

Oak Lawn, IL

#4 Jan 30, 2008
GSG smoke shop is illegal.The majority of the business must come from tobacco products to allow smoking.
Smoke em if you can

Chicago, IL

#5 Jan 31, 2008
Hey lay off the Grove, didn't you read in the Reporter that there are 2 "smoke shops" in the Ridge. Who owns Jack Desmonds because thats the other place.
Opie

United States

#6 Jan 31, 2008
I smoke some in the Grove, the other kind he makes me smoke in the parking lot with Clint
K But

Chicago, IL

#8 Feb 1, 2008
Anyone seen Carolyn Sanderson lately? Where does she hang out?
Schmoomoo

United States

#9 Feb 1, 2008
I will be holding court with my peeps at SS tonite from 4-2. then im driving home, if u want i can give ya a lift
mattress

AOL

#10 Feb 1, 2008
Opie wrote:
I smoke some in the Grove, the other kind he makes me smoke in the parking lot with Clint
What goes on in the parking lot stays in the parking lot.

Just don't lose your HAT!(EK)
I was wondering what was coming out of the car it smelled like (smoke) or dead ass!
Mangelina

United States

#11 Feb 6, 2008
Lotsa good lot spots at Grove, PAAAAAAAtTTEEEEE
blue

United States

#12 Feb 7, 2008
Why didnt the sign say eat drink smoke and gamble? You can do all that. Sence this is groves town he shouldnt be scare. He breaks the law all the time.
HS Teacher

United States

#13 Feb 8, 2008
if the gambling is rampant at GSB why doesnt the Govt (ATF or whatever branch)conduct an investigation without CRPD involvement?
Jared

United States

#14 Feb 8, 2008
Oh common, its brad grove. He owns the town, or so he thinks.
Really Irritated

West Lafayette, IN

#15 Feb 17, 2008
Irritated wrote:
Shut up already! You people need to find a hobby or something.
I am irritated too. Village Trustee Brad Grove is showing why Village Trustees should not own taverns. There are too many ways to abuse the office. He acted like the spokesman for all bars in Chicago Ridge before the law went into effect, showing concern for everyone's businesses. When the state wide ban came, he leaned on the Mayor and Village board to give him a business license for a cigarette shop. He walled off part of his bar and put an empty cigarette machine (complete with an out of date tag) in the room and made a doorway inside the entrance to the bar. He received approval with no questions asked from the Mayor, Clerk, or Trustees and of course any of the inspectors that he oversees. None of that complies with the state law, which says :"Retail tobacco store" means a retail establishment that
derives more than 80% of its gross revenue from the sale of loose tobacco, plants, or herbs and cigars, cigarettes, pipes, and other smoking devices for burning tobacco and related smoking accessories and in which the sale of other products is merely incidental. "Retail tobacco store" does not include a tobacco department or section of a larger commercial establishment or any establishment with any type of liquor, food, or restaurant license." This language is pretty clear even if the claim was that the revenues from the Smoke shop was 100% from tobacco. The Smoke shop is inside the Grove Bar.
Common Sense

Chicago, IL

#16 Feb 17, 2008
It is always disconcerting to read about local officials who either rearrange the law or circumvent it.I believe that elected officials should be held to a higher standard. They are elected to oversee the operations of their respective towns, not for personal gain or favor.
smokey

United States

#17 Feb 25, 2008
let them smoke
Interested WHY

Oak Brook, IL

#18 Feb 26, 2008
Do any of the Pratl's Smoke???
Dollar Bottle Guy

United States

#19 Feb 26, 2008
GSB sux, no drink specials
Ridger

AOL

#20 Mar 7, 2008
Is anyone really surprised that Siegel's crony Brad Grove can skirt the law to his avantage?
Kathy

Chicago, IL

#21 Mar 7, 2008
Who's coming up to the SS tonight? I'll challenge you at a game of shuffleboard.$5 a person.

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