Liquor by the drink won't destroy qua...

Liquor by the drink won't destroy quality of life

There are 58 comments on the Charlotte.com story from Jan 27, 2008, titled Liquor by the drink won't destroy quality of life. In it, Charlotte.com reports that:

Opponents point to the concern that allowing liquor by the drink will somehow destroy the quality of life in Indian Trail.A recent letter to The Charlotte Observer went so far as to tell those in favor of allowing liquor by the drink to move to Charlotte.

There is absolutely no reason why liquor by the drink must go hand-in-hand with turning Indian Trail into a series of bars and strip joints. Zoning and ordinances can keep that from happening. It has worked in other communities, and there's no reason why it can't work here. Read more

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GRIT

Columbus, OH

#1 Jan 29, 2008
If those against bringing "alcohol-serving restaurants" to Indian Trail will stop patronizing the Chili's and Applebees, etc. after church on Sunday's with their Sunday School class and preacher in tow, then maybe their argument will have some merit.
How many "Christians" do you know that have that "little snort" in the privacy of their own homes.
Curt

Charlotte, NC

#2 Jan 29, 2008
"How many "Christians" do you know that have that "little snort" in the privacy of their own homes."

None that are true Christians.
Mom4

United States

#3 Jan 30, 2008
Alcohol doesn't destroy quality of life - and gambling is educational. I guess anything makes sense to some people if there's money in it.
Jeff Merriott

Charlotte, NC

#4 Jan 31, 2008
I live in Indian Trail and I just don't see the problem with leaving the drinking to the other communities. I am a CHRISTIAN and I am fully with the alcohol ban, we don't want it or need it. I will happily go to wendy's after church with my sunday school class and I will go home a better person without alcohol running my life. My house is for the LORD not the devil.
GRIT

Columbus, OH

#5 Jan 31, 2008
Why then aren't you petitioning all stores within Indian Trail to stop selling beer and wine? You're ok with buying it by the case, but not the glass?
Why aren't you demonstrating in front of the Harris Teeter at Sun Valley - beer & wine are within walking distance of 2 schools.
Have you ever eaten at Applebees, Chili's - why did you go there. No one is forcing you to drink.
Our Sunday School class gets together for meals at restaurants. We go for the food - not the alcohol. We don't drink, but it's nice to have options. We've had our fill of fast food. If you don't want it - don't vote for it. But don't comdemn those to hell that don't agree with you.
Kamaleeka

Wichita, KS

#6 Jan 31, 2008
Jeff Merriott wrote:
I live in Indian Trail and I just don't see the problem with leaving the drinking to the other communities. I am a CHRISTIAN and I am fully with the alcohol ban, we don't want it or need it. I will happily go to wendy's after church with my sunday school class and I will go home a better person without alcohol running my life. My house is for the LORD not the devil.
It is not unchristian to drink alcohol. In fact, all of the early christians, up until society figured out how to treat water in mass, drank fermented beer and wine as their main source of liquid, because most water supplies were not safe to drink.

It is only in the last 200 years that there has been this religious fundamental abstinence campaign came underway. There's nothing wrong with having a cold beer or a glass of wine or even a cocktail with dinner. All things in moderation.

This christain, hopes the liquor by the drink gets passed.
Jeff Merriott

Charlotte, NC

#7 Feb 1, 2008
I am glad there are good people out there that want to see our community "GROW". I just can't see how allowing our little town to pass this would help anyone outside of it. I live here. Do any of you? It is true that 2000 years ago wine was part of of daily lives but it was all they had. We live in a whole different world now and drinking isn't the same these days. I have traveled the world and have seen first hand responsible drinkers, we do not have many here.
bystander

United States

#8 Feb 1, 2008
The liquor vote ruined Belmont. Learn from our mistake!!!!!!!
Jay

AOL

#9 Feb 1, 2008
I feel a vote is needed to bring resolution to this issue. Am I the only one who is just sick of hearing people debate this subject ?
If you are for it or against it let's just hash it out in a democratic way and move on.
Curious

Columbus, OH

#10 Feb 1, 2008
Absolutely, let 'em vote on it.

Jeff -

What do you mean wine was "all they had". They had water back then, they had cows and goats for milk. Guess before the wine fermented, they had grape juice - GIVE ME A BREAK!!!
And yes, I do live here, don't know why the location thing says Salisbury. Must be the computer network.
Kamaleeka

Wichita, KS

#11 Feb 1, 2008
Curious wrote:
Absolutely, let 'em vote on it.
Jeff -
What do you mean wine was "all they had". They had water back then, they had cows and goats for milk. Guess before the wine fermented, they had grape juice - GIVE ME A BREAK!!
Do a little study of history. Most people did not own a cow or a goat. And if you did, you sold the milk to people who could afford it to make a living. Most of the water was not suitable for drinking unless you wanted to get sick. And there was no refrigeration to keep unfermented grape juice from spoiling. Fermented liquids were the most common liquids that would not spoil at room temperature. So that was what you drank at all meals and to quench thirst.
another city

Raleigh, NC

#12 Feb 1, 2008
Kamaleeka wrote:
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Do a little study of history. Most people did not own a cow or a goat. And if you did, you sold the milk to people who could afford it to make a living. Most of the water was not suitable for drinking unless you wanted to get sick. And there was no refrigeration to keep unfermented grape juice from spoiling. Fermented liquids were the most common liquids that would not spoil at room temperature. So that was what you drank at all meals and to quench thirst.
Okay our city passed the vote for liquor by the drink and said our city would grow well we got 2 restruants and one of those is fast food. Not a whole lot of growing where that is concerned, however, our crime rate, homeless rate, dui's, or drinking and driving accidents did not increase either. Think about it for a second you can go to the abc store and purchase a fifth of liquor depending on the brand for around 15 or 20 dollars you can go to a restruant or bar and pay about 6-7 dollars a drink. What would you do.
Curious

Columbus, OH

#13 Feb 1, 2008
Kamaleeka
Thank you for underscoring my statement. MOST people.....MOST water.
NOT ALL in either account. I do know history and I do know that elaborate water systems were built and used for many things, including drinking. Wells were centrally located for those to come and get what they needed.
I'm just not buying, "That's all they had"
Kamaleeka

Wichita, KS

#14 Feb 1, 2008
Do a little bit of study of Europe in the middle ages.
Curious

Columbus, OH

#15 Feb 4, 2008
Thank you - I did some brief study. Fascinating time in our history. Depending on what or who you read it can be construed in many forms.
There are pieces written on elaborate water systems, the failure of transforming salt water to drinkable. The knack for growing many vegetables that we still enjoy today. Period of time when the rains ruins crops and breads made from the undernourished grains left most still hungry after consumption. Grains had too much water, not enough sulight.
Every section of history since the beginning of time has it's feast and it's famine. Social element was and still is a defining force.
Julia Nicole Bennett

Murphy, NC

#16 Feb 4, 2008
I thank this is ok thing as long as there is hotel near by the dranking aeras. All so i agree because people would have the time of there life and not have to go far.
eyeroller

United States

#17 Feb 4, 2008
I "thank" Julia done been "drankin" based on her post! LOL.
Curious

Columbus, OH

#18 Feb 4, 2008
LOL

I agree
Kamaleeka

Wichita, KS

#19 Feb 4, 2008
Get your drank on!
Locust citizen

Charlotte, NC

#20 Feb 5, 2008
Curt wrote:
"How many "Christians" do you know that have that "little snort" in the privacy of their own homes."
None that are true Christians.
And what would you call Jesus. His firsat miracle was turning water to wine according to the Bible.
I think your comment only feeds the hypocrisy of some. To follow that chain of thought.......is to judge anyone of any faith that believes differently that yourself. Judge not lest ye be judged.

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