Monday, March 1, 2010

CU Bars in the News; University, cities getting set for annual 'Unofficial' event

University, cities getting set for annual 'Unofficial' event

From the News-Gazette

Highlights/what to expect in the community:

Campus bars also will not be allowed to open before 11 a.m. on Friday. The orders will be in effect only for Unofficial, Schweighart said. Bars also may not serve pitchers or shots of undiluted alcohol, and all drinks must be served in a plastic or paper cup.
Schweighart is Mayor Jerry Schweighart of Champaign, he is also the city liquor commissioner.

Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing on Wednesday announced "emergency order plans" for an area between Oregon Street on the north, Nevada Street on the south, Goodwin Avenue on the west and Lincoln Avenue on the east.

The two liquor licenses in that area – Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave., U, and Rosati's Authentic Chicago Pizza, 701 S. Gregory St., U – are not allowed to open before 11 a.m. March 5.

The Urbana rules also prohibit serving shots or undiluted drinks from 11 a.m. March 5 until 2:30 a.m. March 6. Pitchers are not allowed to be served in that area of Urbana from 1 to 2:30 a.m. March 6.

So, if you want to get drunk, go to downtown Urbana. Bunny's, Rose Bowl, Legion, Iron Post, (or my favorite) Crane Alley.

The UI will have security staff stationed in large lecture halls, Kaler said, and will be checking students upon entrance to ensure they are not drunk and not carrying alcohol into class.
At least they aren't on furlough that day.

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