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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Recently, a nearby drinking establishment shut down abruptly. I took it as a sign that the Great Recession had indeed taken a toll, despite national indications that bars and taverns had been weathering the bad economy decently.

This week, what should open up in the same location? A bartending school.

In one way, it’s a sensible repurposing of the facilities, assuming all the bar fixtures are still in place (I can’t really tell, peering from the outside). What better setting in which to learn how to mix drinks and draw draft beers?

On the other hand: It seems silly to offer to produce job-seeking barkeeps, from the very site where a bar failed. The failure of which should indicate that there are already a surplus of bartenders running around. Doesn’t suggest a real need for schooling in the profession. What are the odds of a second consecutive shuttering?

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 04/28/2010 10:19pm
Category: Business, Food
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