My Dad Purchased a Bar

Well, my dad has been talking about purchasing a bar for years. He up and did it today!

He had been talking with the own of the business and the owner of the property. In the end, he decided to just purchase the business. But, the property owner is still interested in selling the property.

It is a neighborhood bar located at 3305 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama.

It has been operating under the name “The Nook”, but the name had legally been “Paddy's Pub”. The own had just changed the sign out front without notifying the state Alcohol Beverage Control Board.

My dad has a number of plans for the place. The first of which is to change the bar to non-smoking.

More to come …

Alabama Getting Closer to Better Beer!

The Alabama House Travel and Tourism Committee unanimously passed the bill to change the definition of beer to include beer with 14.9 percent alcohol. Presently, it is defined as having no more than 6 percent.

Now, the bill moves to the floor of the House.

You can read more at the following:

Huntsville Times

Birmingham News

A Bama Blog

The actual bill in question can be read here:

Alabama House Bill: HB195

The Alabama House of Representative bill has been put on the calendar for a floor vote this Tuesday, April 3rd.

We need the phone calls and emails from supporters of HB195. The following link will help you identify who your Representative is:

– Brian Allen

St. Patrick’s Day

I suggest that you collect your friends and head to your favorite Irish Pub for Saint Patrick’s Day.  Raise your glass of Guinness and make a toast your friends who couldn’t make to the pub.

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Holy Family School's 2007 Silent Auction

This weekend is the Holy Family School's Silent Auction. Karen and I have purchased a number of the Draw Down tickets. The big prize is $10,000.

The theme is Western so they are decorating the place to look like the wild west. I have grown a mustache and long sideburns to give me a western look. Karen and I still need to come up with outfits for the event.