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Analysis: Why Is A Liquor License Needed?



A story in Wednesday’s edition exposed the fact that two downtown bars, the Discotheque and Joker (Vegas Show Girls) Lounge, are operating without valid liquor licenses, leading many readers to ask what an alcohol license is and why they are needed.

An alcohol license is basically an annual tax ...

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  1. Licenses are needed for the same reason tribute was paid to organized crime bosses. All the scholarly explanations are BS. Licenses are supposed to make the bootlegger, drug pusher, and unborn baby killer look respectable.

  2. All local government require a businesses to obtain a license to do business in their area. You quote Augusta fees but do not quote Columbia County fees or North Augusta fees. Just what does Columbia County charge for a liquor license? I don’t think you are allow to sell liquor in Burke County. I know you can in he City of Girard. I seen a liquor store there.

  3. It is always ironic how conservatives love things like liquor and business licenses, which are nothing more that state and city extortion on people trying to run a business. And, as far as strip clubs are concerned, this is essentially after the city went out of their way to pass laws that shut down these businesses they do not approve of. You don’t like strip clubs? Don’t go to a strip club. Pretty simple and the essence of what we are told being conservative is all about. Except that isn’t what it is all about. It is about control. I still miss the Marine Room, took my brother-in-law there on his 18th birthday and a girl poured a beer on his head. Oh, well. The last time I was by the Marine Room, it was still empty and not doing anything productive. I am sure soon, after all these years, it will become productive again as some sort of cyber something office. Amazing how Luigi’s has remained all these years in that horrible block everyone wants to shut down.

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