Planning Commission gives BevMo a thumbs up
Original post made on Feb 8, 2013
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on Feb 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm
Fortunately we live in a free enterprise society where the viability of an enterprise is determined by the amount of business that is generated versus its costs. This is how it should be. If residents and workers in Menlo Park and surrounding communities did not value this BevMo, they would not shop at it, and it would go out of business. But, the community has shown that it does value BevMo by voting with its dollars.
This is a much better system than one in which a small group of citizens and even smaller group of competing merchants try to use local government to prevent the establishment of an enterprise.
BevMo has done a great service for wine buyers in the area by at least providing an alternative to Draegers and Beltramos, two merchants who enjoyed too little competition for too long.
on Feb 8, 2013 at 4:18 pm
Historically, the Menlo voters when polled and by their votes have shown their support for a number of issues than those tomato throwers who show up to council and commission meetings to say, "Whatever it is, we're against it"
on Feb 8, 2013 at 4:50 pm
Peter Carpenter is a registered user.
Fred - the tomato throwers have now moved on to another project: