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No one-stop shop for alcohol at Walgreens

Original post made on Aug 23, 2011

With far less contention than accompanied BevMo's successful request to sell alcohol on El Camino Real, the Menlo Park City Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday night to deny Walgreens a permit to sell beer and alcohol.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 8:03 PM

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 23, 2011 at 9:33 pm

The council finally came to a sound unanimous decision on an issue.

What a shocker, I need a drink!

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Posted by Judy Firth
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 24, 2011 at 12:49 pm

In my opinion this is slightly disappointing. I for one would like to see any competition for Beltramos, who refuse to give any charitable donations to the local public schools - instead reserving their donations for the private schools in the area. A little bit more competition might cause them to appreciate their customers.

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Posted by Menlo resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 24, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Ooops, Judy, you need to check your facts. Beltramo's contributed when I asked for Menlo-Atherton High School.

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Posted by WhoRUpeople
a resident of another community
on Aug 25, 2011 at 8:52 am

Bob--if the ALmanac ever does a Top 10 List of the best posts of the year, I vote for yours. LOL!

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Posted by Judy
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 25, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Yeah, Real shocker menlo park. *SNORE* I'll see you at the Bar Bob.

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Posted by Joseph E. Davis
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Aug 25, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I fail to understand why this is any business of the council. It's actually an outrageous decision. Why should I not be able to buy wine at Walgreens if I want to?

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:33 am

Mr. Davis, if you manage to survive parking your car in the parking lot behind Walgreen's, you deserve to buy ANY type of liquor at Walgreen's, imo. Sheesh, not only does Beltramo's need the competition (they are small biz bullies), dealing w/that parking lot reminds me of Clint's "The Gauntlet" - Menlo style. If anyone would be concerned about the competition, it should've been TJ's.

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