The city of Wichita is poised to declare a public emergency so Mort’s Martini and Cigar Bar can party in the parking lot.
The law’s around might be somewhat different, I’m sure.
Many year back there was a bar on 0the main east-west drag in Wichita. Very popular. They are gone now, a new series of high speed roads took the place away.
The thing about it, however, was it always had something going on, and usually on the radio.
The incident I’m thinking about, concerning parking lots, public drinking and the city – to include a very popular radio station broadcasting the event – was the bar giving away a brand new car.
All one had to do once the event started, was to keep one hand on the car until all other participants dropped out. I.E. took their hand off the thing.
Spectators took their drinks out and surrounded the car and contestants, for days (and nights), talkiing about technics and looks and endurance possibilities of all involved.
Some of those remarks were general, some pointed, some were downright funny. But all in good fun. Well, mostly so.
I’m happy to see the bar contacting the city and the city considering the event. Rather than all acting like the other didn’t exist and creating authority generated totality crisis.
From the Reaches,