Surprise! Downtown Bars Serve Minors
You mean bars let in minors, especially female minors, with the hopes that their binge drinking will not only line their pockets but attract middle age perverts who like to take advantage inexperienced, unsupervised children and teens? Who could have seen that coming?
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – Several popular downtown Greenville bars and restaurants were cited Friday during an undercover alcohol compliance check, according to police.
Lt. Jason Rampey with the Greenville Police Department said officers went to 12 businesses to make sure they were not selling alcohol to underage drinkers, and to see if they were in compliance with the state’s drinking laws.
Six of the Central Business District locations sold alcohol to an undercover operative.
Catama Bar and Grill, Pomegranate, Compadre’s, The Nose Dive and Liberty Tap Room all on South Main Street were cited. Dixie’s Tavern on East North Street was also cited during the operation.
I have to be honest and say I did not see Pomegranate getting caught up in this coming. The other places are no surprise.
Especially in a recession bars look at decreased revenue from working folk and retirees so bringing in people who a) are not spending their own money and b) are not yet mature enough to moderate their behavior is essential. College kids spend their parent’s money and where college kids go high school kids follow. While those kids are throwing around their parent’s money the bars benefit from adults who are looking to swoop in on young, dumb and almost unconscious co-eds. Any bar will get very high traffic if they have people who get drunk and think things like this are a good idea:
Now not to nay say the good work of Greenville police but while they’re cracking down on underage drinking I know of several people who have reported child sexual trafficking on Backpage (including me) and cops have yet to do anything about that.