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Long Live Charley B’s

By   /  January 23, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The city commission did something that may well be unprecidented for them.  They made the right decision. Charley B’s and Club Xtreme were both northwest Albany bars that came under fire as the city considered revoking their liquor licenses, but thanks to a vote by the commission, they’re still here.  In fact, I suspect [...]

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Last chance to save Charley B’s

By   /  January 22, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Later today, the Albany City Commission will meet.  On their agenda will be Charley B’s and their liquor license.  That means that today is the last opportunity to step up and do what you can to save a local business that hasn’t been found to do anything wrong.

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Latest closings only show just how bad things are

By   /  January 16, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Yesterday, we learned that Winn Dixie is closing two Albany stores, one on Sylvester Road that will join the Oakridge Drive location that was previously announced.  This equates to a loss of jobs, yet our city commission is ready to kill more jobs by forcing Charley B’s to close?  Honestly, it doesn’t make any [...]

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Save Charley B’s Letter Writing Campaign

By   /  January 15, 2013  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet Some of us call it home, while others call it a nuisance, but all in all it is a landmark in our community. Many of us grew hearing stories of Charley B’s, while others were told to stay away, but how can you stay away from a “Modern Day Cheers”? Today Charley B’s was [...]

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They call this pro business?

By   /  January 15, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet City officials like to claim that they are pro business. but tell that to the owner of Charley B’s.  To be fair, the process of opening a business in Albany is far easier than in many other locations throughout the nation.  However, it takes a lot more than that to make a city government [...]

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