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  1. #1
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    I am sad - local store goes bust

    I haven't been to the Buy-Lo in Dallas for awhile, but I went today to see if they still had some Pappy 20 on the shelves. I turned into the parking lot to see that the store is closed and the location is for lease.

    Dammit, another little guy bites the dust.
    Mark Edwards - Proof of Sanity Forged Upon Request

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    Re: I am sad - local store goes bust

    Major bummer. I had a similar experience not long ago and sat in my car looking at the storefront in disbelief for what seemed an eternity.
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Re: I am sad - local store goes bust

    We have threads for what did we buy. We have them for what bottles we finished and for what beer, scotch etc we bought or passed up.

    It may be time for a " What local liquor store closed" thread.

    We mourn your losses Gents.
    Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.

    Bob Marley.

  4. #4
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    Re: I am sad - local store goes bust

    One of my accounts closed up last week.
    It seems that they were buying spirits and cigarettes from under cover agents the last 3 months.
    And they were by passing the electric meter and getting free electricity.
    On top of that they were on probation for previous offences.
    Nothing but Beam and assorted bottom shelf items there so no big lose.
    ovh

  5. #5
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    Re: I am sad - local store goes bust

    There's a big chain here called Spec's, and they are opening up stores everywhere and putting some of the small shops out of business.

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    Re: I am sad - local store goes bust

    Condolences sent. Search & destroy.

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    Re: I am sad - local store goes bust

    In my area (Southern Miami-Dade County, Florida) I have only seen one liquor store close and that was a year or so back. It seems to be the little guys are doing a good job competing against the big guys here. In this case the big guys are Costco, BJs and a few larger shops like Mega Discount Liquors. I am sure the economy has impacted the retailers here but not to the point of shutting them down.

 

 

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