Offering bring-your-own-bottle may get pricey for Chambersburg restaurants

Aug 28, 2012 Full story: Chambersburg Public Opinion

Chambersburg Borough Council is considering whether to require establishments with bring-your-own-bottle options to pay a permit fee and carry specific insurance coverage.

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Rage Against The Machine

Carlisle, PA

#2 Aug 29, 2012
If we don't regulate this, we can't control it
If we don't regulate this, we can't control it
If we don't regulate this, we can't control it
If we don't regulate this, we can't control it

And now you're under control
And now you're under control
And now you're under control
And now you're under control...

Since: May 09

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#3 Aug 29, 2012
I have to say, I'm pretty upset about it. Responsible, small business owners AND consumers are really the only people who will be punished by this. Not some trashy coffee shop selling jell-o shots.

Do your job Chambersburg officials and enforce the laws - don't create new ones so everyone suffers.

“Excuse me while I kiss the sky”

Since: Dec 10

Carlisle, PA

#4 Aug 29, 2012
To play the devils advocate...

Not sure of the math they used here, but could it be said this proposal will basically allow every business a "liquor license" - as long as they can afford it?

i.e - it could lead to MORE drinking...?

Since: May 09

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#5 Aug 29, 2012
cletus slack jawed yocal wrote:
To play the devils advocate...
Not sure of the math they used here, but could it be said this proposal will basically allow every business a "liquor license" - as long as they can afford it?
i.e - it could lead to MORE drinking...?
But right now can't any restaurant already be BYOB? I'm sure there are some restrictions and increased insurance costs, but it's not regulated. Licensing it with heavy fees isn't going to mean more BYOB businesses....

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