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10/18/11  10:56 am
Commenter: George Spalthoff HOA President

Allow growlers

IT is my belief that the sale of Growlers for obvious off site consumption should be allowed.  This permit would promote competition and provide convenience to citizens.  To restrain a wine shop from selling a Growler is to say that the purchase is either for on premise consumption, which it is not, or that it exceeds the alcoholic content that is permitted of a primarily wine seller.  I have used growlers to serve some small dinner parties which I have hosted at my home.  I think they are convenient and certainly better than the use of recycled bottles and cans, whom are not 100% recycled as I see them in many non-green type containers and garbage areas.  I think the growler would certainly be recycled due to the money factor.  I am able to keep one in my small refrigerator and they are well suited and sized for this purpose.  I do not think you should restrain competition in the sale of these.  I do not believe they offer any threat to be utilized on premises.  I think they should be allowed to be sold at the Wine Seller in Williamsburg, as well as other similar wine stores.  They certainlty present a business opportunity to enhance business and at the same time be more enviromentally friendly.

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