Thursday, January 10, 2008

uh oh shawn

who KNEW bar bingo (for NO monetary gain i might add) wasn't a go? (i really didn't. i KNEW you couldn't do it for money or real prizes. but shoot for a DRINK?). sometimes, i guess publicity is a BAD thing (see my posting of a day or two ago). sorry this happened. it's a great little bar: the half door. it's a great place to meet friends after work and talk. it's got a damn fine menu (shout out to matt, ty, big maria, andy, tim, little maria). so even though they took bar bingo away, you should STILL give it a try.
(also a shout out to cormac - who forwarded me the article. and where IS cormac you ask? cormac is in IRELAND. and yes, he read the article)

State Forces Half Door To End Its Bingo Nights
By JESSE LEAVENWORTH Courant Staff Writer
Bingo nights at a Hartford tavern have been scratched after state officials informed the owner he was breaking the law.A representative of the state Division of Special Revenue visited the Half Door Monday afternoon after being alerted to an article that day in The Courant, division spokesman Paul Bernstein said Tuesday. The story focused on popular bingo nights at the Sisson Avenue pub, formerly the Cool Moose.Half Door owner Shawn Skehan said he was not aware of a state law that bans for-profit businesses from running bingo games. Skehan said he immediately agreed to discontinue the games...........

2 comments:

Dave K. said...

Hmmm, maybe it's because Shawn and his cohort Al are both fucking idiots who would pay their employees $1/hr if they could get away with it.

a rose is a rose said...

i'm leaving this up because you're entitled to your opinion. i know shawn and i know you are wrong.

i'm guessing you just MAY be the one that just got fired from the new plan b. .mmmmmmmmmmmm..........