why doesn't our Chili's have beer?

why doesn't our Chili's have beer?

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why

Searcy, AR

#1 Apr 1, 2012
I don't understand....
socko

Jonesboro, AR

#2 Apr 1, 2012
Are you serious? we are a dry county with the only places for liquor being SCC and VFW. Harding. Thats why
guest 7

Frisco, TX

#3 Apr 1, 2012
why wrote:
I don't understand....
They don't have a liquor license. We live in a dry county and I'm pretty sure they have to be a private club and posses a liquor license to serve alcohol.
RZM

Searcy, AR

#4 Apr 1, 2012
Harding College.
socko

Jonesboro, AR

#5 Apr 1, 2012
RZM wrote:
Harding College.
University not college. It changed in the 70's
;)

United States

#6 Apr 1, 2012
Harding wouldn't let the get the liquor license
country boy

United States

#7 Apr 1, 2012
Bc Harding thinks there students are so great and if they had a liqour license them they would drink up there most likely. But most of em will still go to the vfw
yo mama

Judsonia, AR

#8 Apr 1, 2012
Well this is a rarity. Those who claimed that it was the cult a.k.a. Harding University's fault that no decent diners around here can obtain a license to serve alcoholic beverages to adults are 100% correct. Another tidbit that is correct is that a LOT of them DO go to the VFW & Elks lodge to do their drinking. In a way, it's a good thing that that cult is so full of hypocrites because I've NEVER failed to take a girl home w/ me from there. Since I was a teenager that was a well known FACT. If u wanna have a one night stand w/ no strings attached, drive thru either Harding campus, or go to one of the clubs. Thanks Harding!
BisonBeer

Searcy, AR

#9 Apr 1, 2012
socko wrote:
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University not college. It changed in the 70's
What a joke. It's a Bible College.
idiots

Chicago, IL

#10 Apr 1, 2012
It's not because of Harding. They can't just buy up all the liquor license. You have to be established 4yrs to obtain the license. So when Chilis found that out they just chose to build it without a bar plain and simple
wow

United States

#11 Apr 1, 2012
Y'all are so stupid! It is NOT Harding!! Do you really think they have that much influence over white co? No...they don't! We are a dry county because the majority of citizens that live in white co voted it that way....years ago!!
I get so sick of all the moaning and groaning over Harding! I have absolutely no affiliation with Harding in anyway. I have lived here my whole life, and they (Harding) have just never been a problem. They keep to themselves in their little section if town.
Back to the "dry county issue", put it up for White Co to vote on it. Majority rules!
bored

Searcy, AR

#12 Apr 1, 2012
Actually it is Harding they bought up all the liquor license back in the day that is why legal proceedings are being pursued over them owning them all. Because its what we call a MONOPOLY which is illegal in the united states.
lol

United States

#14 Apr 1, 2012
Some of y'all are stupid explain y independence county is dry Arkansas has 75 counties and well more then half are dry y is that is Harding the cuz of that as well and u cnt buy a liquor license and not use it the state will take it from u so spot saying its Harding u want it changed take the proper political steps and let the voters decide
guest

Searcy, AR

#15 Apr 1, 2012
idiots wrote:
It's not because of Harding. They can't just buy up all the liquor license. You have to be established 4yrs to obtain the license. So when Chilis found that out they just chose to build it without a bar plain and simple
you don't haveto be established 4 years. A brand new business in Beebe had one the day they opened last year. The Chili's in Jacksonville has to operate as a "private club" to sell liquor and they had a license and sold beer the day they opened.
goodness

Garland, TX

#16 Apr 1, 2012
HARDING UNIVERSITY!!!! Enough said
new

Searcy, AR

#17 Apr 1, 2012
Arkansas

Arkansas has 75 counties, of which more than half are dry, and all alcohol sales are forbidden statewide on Sundays and on Christmas Day. The issue is more complex than that, however, since any local jurisdiction (county, municipal, etc.) can exercise control over alcohol laws via public referendum. For this reason, some cities like Jacksonville, are dry despite being located in a "wet" county. In nearby North Little Rock, the distinction of areas is even more specific, with a single township inside the city designated as a dry area. In Fort Smith the same situation exists but with a wet city existing in an otherwise dry county. A city or municipality can elect to go dry in a wet county, but a city or municipality cannot elect to go wet in a dry county. Occasionally, in counties with two county seats, one district may be wet and the other dry, such as Sebastian and Logan Counties.

Dry counties (with county seat(s) in parentheses): Ashley (Hamburg), Benton (Bentonville), Bradley (Warren), Clay (Corning/Piggott), Cleburne (Heber Springs), Craighead (Jonesboro), Columbia (Magnolia), Crawford (Van Buren), Faulkner (Conway), Fulton (Salem), Grant (Sheridan), Hempstead (Hope), Hot Spring (Malvern), Howard (Nashville), Independence (Batesville), Izard (Melbourne), Johnson (Clarksville), Lafayette (Lewisville), Lawrence (Walnut Ridge/Powhatan), Lincoln (Star City), Little River (Ashdown), Southern Logan (Booneville), Lonoke (Lonoke), Madison (Huntsville), Montgomery (Mt. Ida), Newton (Jasper), Perry (Perryville), Pike (Murfreesboro), Polk (Mena), Pope (Russellville), Randolph (Pocahontas), Saline (Benton), Scott (Waldron), Searcy (Marshall), Southern Sebastian (Greenwood), Sevier (De Queen), Sharp (Hardy/Evening Shade), Stone (Mountain View), Van Buren (Clinton), White (Searcy), and Yell (Dardanelle/Danville).

Wet counties (with county seat(s) in parentheses): Arkansas (De Witt/Stuttgart), Baxter (Mountain Home), Boone (Harrison), Carroll (Berryville/Eureka Springs), Chicot (Lake Village), Clark (Arkadelphia), Cleveland (Rison), Conway (Morrillton), Crittenden (Marion), Cross (Wynne), Desha (Arkansas City), Dallas (Fordyce), Drew (Monticello), Franklin (Ozark/Charleston), Garland (Hot Springs), Greene (Paragould), Jackson (Newport), Jefferson (Pine Bluff), northern Logan (Paris), Marion (Yellville), Miller (Texarkana), Mississippi (Osceola/Blytheville), Monroe (Clarendon), Ouachita (Camden), Phillips (Helena), Poinsett (Harrisburg), Prairie (Des Arc/De Valls Bluff), Pulaski (Little Rock), St. Francis (Forrest City), northern Sebastian (Fort Smith), Union (El Dorado), Washington (Fayetteville), and Woodruff (Augusta).

Beyond that, you don't need an explanation. You need a beer then go to Chili's in Little Rock. It is dry here and we like it that way. Chili's business has been great since the day they opened.

Places like the VFW and ELKS prove that you simply can't serve beer to people in Searcy without a bunch of rednecks fighting and messing things up for everybody.
idiots

Chicago, IL

#18 Apr 1, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>you don't haveto be established 4 years. A brand new business in Beebe had one the day they opened last year. The Chili's in Jacksonville has to operate as a "private club" to sell liquor and they had a license and sold beer the day they opened.
And which place is that? Moogolies? That got shut Down because they had no license they was just buy it from the liquor store and selling it? And yes Chilis would had to of operated as a private club. Just like the one in Jonesboro just started doing
cracka jack

Searcy, AR

#19 Apr 1, 2012
Just because Arkansas has 75 dry counties does not mean they are all dry for the same reason. In fact, they could all be dry for 75 different reasons. That fact alone doesn't mean that Harding has nothing to do with it nor does it mean they have anything to do with it. Do I think Harding is a major player in this? Absolutely! I am from Fort Smith and yes it is wet in a Dry county, it's also probably the reason it is the second largest city in Arkansas. Van Buren , which us right across the river from Fort Smith had a dry Chilis also. That Chilis went wet and is doing very well now, so you tell me what the difference is? It's not that Van Buren is lacking in fine religious folks like Searcy! So what is it then? I'll give you three guesses.......
guest

Heber Springs, AR

#20 Apr 1, 2012
If you dont like it here because its a dry county then move to another city!
Paul

Searcy, AR

#21 Apr 1, 2012
guest wrote:
If you dont like it here because its a dry county then move to another city!
Let the silly puritans move.

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