Bars vs. Grocery Stores Map

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1bbqboy
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Bars vs. Grocery Stores Map - Thu, 03/18/10 3:37 PM
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http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/16/the-beer-belly-of-america/


<message edited by bill voss on Thu, 03/18/10 8:10 PM>

joerogo
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Re:Beer Map - Thu, 03/18/10 6:49 PM
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Well knock me over with a feather.  

Although that red bloch in NEPA is right over my neighborhood

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Re:Beer Map - Thu, 03/18/10 7:21 PM
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I don't think there's such a thing as a Wisconsin town or city that has more grocery stores than bars.

Brad

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Re:Beer Map - Thu, 03/18/10 8:17 PM
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I notice thre's a red splotch over my old home town of Brooklyn (NY) too. When I was in my early 20's (early 1970's) a friend and I got into a friendly barroom argument in Bay Ridge Brooklyn about whether 5th avenue or 3rd avenue had more bars.

We decided that the only way to settle the argument was to spend a Friday night doing a walking pub crawl of 5th Avenue and the next night doing 3rd Avenue. The commercial district runs from about 65th Street to 95th street on both blocks.

I actually do not remember which won, but the final score was something like 24 bars to 23 bars (we stopped in a good many of them..). We didn't count grocery stores, but there couldn't have been more than 5 of each on that stretch.

In 2010 it's still a bar hoppers heaven, but instead of lots of what we used to call Old Man Bars and some singles spots, it's mostly more upscale and restuarant-y than 40 years ago.

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Re:Beer Map - Thu, 03/18/10 9:14 PM
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I think this map makes if official, North Dakota has more bars than people.

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Re:Beer Map - Sat, 03/20/10 11:11 PM
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Im Moving.