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Forcing people to buy 6/12 packs, cool. Why is Key Food still around?
At first glance, I read it as "loose beef"
Why does Key Food hate FREEDOM OF CHOICE?
Key food is the best. Buy your single beers at sunny and annes you penny pinching fools.
The obvious choice is Beer Store.
Although pulling a 12 ouncer out is no longer allowed, I am sure they will still have a few options of tall boys, which are single, just a few more ounces, which isn't terrible either. Hilarious poll.
"Why is Key Food still around?" Oy vey...
Sorry Key Food, technically you can't do that.
Kudos to Key Food. None of the survey answers were appropriate. The real answer should be:Now you won't have the Bridge and Tunnel, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Mid-town Tourists, getting drunk without going into a drinking establishment, unless of course they buy 6 paks. Single sales are for those who drink in the street and in the parks, which is illegal of course. One less place for these drunks, foolish kids and other jerks to buy their beer.Kudos again Key Food
But is it still ok to take a free sip from the bottles with the screw-off caps?
I have a feeling their deduction isn't going to impact the alcohol consumption in the neighborhood 12:06.
@ 12:06, have you not heard of Bodegas?
Good.. I'm tired of getting home with a 6-pack from there and realizing that one or more of them are some other random type of beer that was added to the case.
This is so ridiculous: "Single sales are for those who drink in the street and in the parks, which is illegal of course."If you want to be an angry person, so be it. But, can you try to be angry and factual?Examples of when a single beer purchase might be made that is not for consumption in a park (all of which are personal examples):1. For when a recipe calls for beer (stew for example) and you don't want to buy a bunch of stout that you won't drink.2. For when you have a sh8tty day at work and you're not a wine drinker (which is acceptable to have a glass of at the end of a day, so why not a glass of beer?), so you just want a beer and relax.3. For when you want to mix and match and create your own six-pack of a few different beers to bring to a friend's place (hello beerstore!).I love Key Food - it's cheap, local, and if I don't want to, I don't have to talk to anyone. I can mumble my way through my grocery list and check myself out and i'm on my way. Also, I don't mind that they are getting rid of single-beers...that's up to them.Chill, everyone. Chill.
The real fight here is for the longevity of bodegas in the neighborhood. The selection around Key Foods is pretty piss-poor.
Let's not forget there also used to be a large bodega/grocery store-lite a couple of blocks down on A between 6th & 7th but was torn down to put up a new building. That bodega won't be going back in, although apparently yet another gym will be...
"I love Key Food - it's cheap, local, and if I don't want to, I don't have to talk to anyone. I can mumble my way through my grocery list and check myself out and i'm on my way."So you love Key Food but hate the people that work there? Are you a Grubhub and Seamless customer too?
Bodegas, what bodegas? Most have been replaced by a CVS, Duane Reade,... or a gourmet convenience store.Key Food might as well since they don't sell 40's, or Olde English or Colt 45. Plus they don't give you a brown bag when you purchase one.But I have embraced change and progressed and only get my beer at a Michelin starred-restaurant, or a gastropub whose celebrity chef is fastidious enough to have a craft and artisan beer paired with his/her latest oeuvre.
There's a bodega at 3rd st and ave A.
There's 13 bodegas on Ave D from Houston to 10th St. That's 13 bodegas on one side of 10 blocks. You can't find a bodega? Open your eyes.
12:06 not illegal anymore to drink in the park. google it. only good thing de blasio has done.
K/d0,Do you have a citation for that change? According to the NYC parks website:"No, alcohol is prohibited in all parks."
All bodegas are not created equal, and many that remain in the area around Key Foods are straight up crap. It doesn't take a detective to realize that a number of them are open only as fronts for other businesses. We need another market / larger bodega that's similar to Key Food. And Union Market with their insane prices ain't it.
They made the change to the loose beer policy a few months ago. The beer selection changed about two weeks ago. The variety of craft beers more than doubled and the prices actually went down.
Ave. D? That's all the way East, man, I might as well go to Asia. I'm gonna need the precious greenwashing alternate mode of transportation to get there. Besides, I'm surrounded by pharmacies and Trader Joe's and Whole Foods where I get to wait on line with the beautiful people while getting a loose I to the the A. You'll never catch NYC's ambassador in a bodega; she can't even pronounce the word or know what its unless reading from a cue card..
"So you love Key Food but hate the people that work there? Are you a Grubhub and Seamless customer too?"Why yes...yes I am. I save my principles for important shit.
On April 26, 2016 at 12:12 PM Sippy Cup Drunkard said...But is it still ok to take a free sip from the bottles with the screw-off caps?I sure hope so; you gotta sample the goods and note its fine bouquet and syrupy consistency.
You cannot drink alcohol in any NYC park or any other public place.
New word: Brodega. Any chain store (7-11,CVS, Duane Reade etc.) that caters to the whims of Bros who are averse to the idea of supporting local businesses like bodegas.
"You cannot drink alcohol in any NYC park or any other public place."Except during Santacon and unless you're a white privileged and/or hipster having a rosé during an outdoor film showing, like the ones in Bryant Park or at TSP, or at Rockaway Beach, then the NYC Parks Enforcement Patrol would just turn a blind eye and let you be while harassing a non white privileged and/or hipster at same film showing or beach having a Fanta orange and the NYC PEP and NYPD accuse you of it being a nutcracker.
My original comment was off. Not legal but decriminalized to drink in public:http://observer.com/2016/03/you-wont-get-arrested-for-public-boozing-or-urinating-in-manhattan-anymore/
Yes, to everything Anon 4:56 said. This change was made a while ago, the selection increased, the prices went DOWN.
Well you're also not allowed to smoke in parks but that isn't enforced either. I usually get my single beers at the bodega on 10th and B or sunny&annies
8:16 AMYou've obviously not been to Bryant Park the last two years. They search every single bag going in during their movie showings.And since tickets for open containers are to increase revenue, anyone looking middle class and up is SOL if they try to drink outside. Or have you missed the last ten years of NYPD enforcement?
They "search every single bags", but as I had said they turn a blind eye if one is white privileged esp. a beautiful white privileged, they let them go with their wine in the wine carrier or totes . Yes, it's a good source of revenue and they get them mostly from the non-white not beautiful not privileged. Because they are more likely will not have a lawyer to represent them or not show up for summon hearings due to work or family obligations thus they're the ones ending-up paying the fines. Where have I been the last ten years? Kept being harassed by the NYPD and the New York PEP for trying to enjoy a public gathering. Where has the NYPD enforcement been the last ten years during Santacon? It's good to be shielded by one's privilegeness, eh?
you can still get singles at delis and bodegas..are there any bodegas still in the EV??
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