Saturday, March 18, 2006

NWA Sam's Club Liquor Still Being Challenged

It appears the fight will continue over the prospect of Sam’s Club operating a liquor store at its planned site in Fayetteville.

The Arkansas Beverage Retailers Association voted unanimously Tuesday to appeal Judge Ellen Brantley’s March 3 decision to dismiss the association’s challenge of an earlier decision by the Alcohol Beverage Control Board to approve the necessary license...

...The Alcohol Beverage Control Board voted 3-2 on July 20 to allow Wal-Mart Stores to transfer a liquor permit from a closed retail store to the site of the planned Sam’s Club at 3081 Arkansas 112...

Full Story (by Drew Terry w/NWARK Times)


Blogger Mr. Toast said...

Thanks to those who've brought this particular article to my attention...

9:33 PM, March 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need some help here. Are we supposed to be against this because they're selling whiskey, or are we for it because Walmart is a Republican Corporation that should be allowed to do whatever it wants?

12:31 PM, March 19, 2006  
Anonymous County Republican Chairman said...

Who cares if Walmart operates a liquor store. If I remember correctly, prohibition ended quite a while ago.

They were awarded the license so suck your lip in and get over it.

Be happy we have Walmart in Arkansas to do all for us that they do!

2:56 PM, March 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one should be AGAINST WAL-MART, but people should be FOR equality under the law. The principle being defended here is equality under the law, same rules for big guys as little ones. If Wal-Mart can sell booze under the same roof as it can sell the rest of its stuff then it puts all of its competitors- who are not big enough to use their influence to do an end-run around the law- at a big disadvantage. Are you willing to give up the principle of equality under the law in order to get your booze cheaper?

8:11 PM, March 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much cheaper?

8:32 PM, March 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, I don't care if they were giving it away, if you think equality under the law should be traded away for cheap booze, then you are not virtueous enough to sustain self government.

If you live in a free country, it will have to be because those with more integrity than you are willing to sustain it. Guys like Jim Holt for example, who did not care about the potential political blowback, he just stood on the principle that the laws should apply equally to every one, whether a rich company like Wal-Mart or a poor illegal alien.

8:12 AM, March 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wal-Mart long ago ceased respecting the will of communities with respect to values.

Therefore, they do not hesitate to bully their way past laws that have kept northwest Arkansas family oriented. If there's some revenue to be squeezed out of a community, nothing standing between them and the dollar is safe.

Did you see the token resistance they put up against selling the abortion pill RU-486? Without so much as one fight in court, they decided to sell the "morning after pill" in all their 3,700 pharmacy locations after a pharmacy board in Massachusetts voted to require it! Funny how they went to the mat in Maryland to keep from providing certain healthcare coverage for their employees, and even after losing that battle they haven't made those terms their policy nationwide. But we're to believe that one bureaucratic decision out of Massachusetts has twisted their arm and forced them to change all rules.

Wal-Mart is still cashing in on Sam's overdrawn good legacy.

8:35 AM, March 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Springdale liquor association has more permits than should be allowed in the County. Welcome to compettition like the rest of us.

5:18 PM, September 28, 2006  

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