Hobokenpix: Gearing up for St. Patty’s


[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 3/5/2009

Was walking by Yash Liquors (10th and Wash) with Oscar last night – and being the observant person I am – I noticed giant stacks of el-cheapo 30 can packs of beer. Like Coors Light, Miller Light and so on (along with some delicious Guinness as well).

hoboken cheap beer sells well on st patricks day - Hobokenpix: Gearing up for St. Patty's

I stopped in to snap a photo, and chatted with the owner. Here’s some bullet points:

  • The Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the single biggest revenue day for all liquor stores. Beats New Year’s Eve by far.
  • Has the whole staff working that day/night “all hands on deck” style.
  • He had over 500 cases of this cheapo beer in stock – and expects to sell out easily
  • No public bathroom access allowed. He said not only can they make a mess (sloppy urination, vomit) – that they also do lots of drugs (cocaine, primarily).
  • He said there’s been some fights in the past, but nothing that wasn’t quelled before massive damage took place.

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Sunday, March 8, 2009 5:15 pm

Yes, though I failed to snag a skank… I AM getting old…

Also, I called the cops on several “revelers” to ensure them receiving their $1,000 ducats, drank for virtually nothing, (nice to have connections), and was able to thank our boys in blue for another job well done, under tough conditions.

Once again, my original point was proven: this parade was a helluva lot more fun 20 years ago.

Sunday, March 8, 2009 1:06 pm

[quote comment=”141119″][quote comment=”141118″]Smoochies, Herman! :mrgreen:[/quote]

See you tomorrow, Moo![/quote]
So did you enjoy yourself herman? LOL

I sure did. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Friday, March 6, 2009 5:38 pm

[quote comment=”141118″]Smoochies, Herman! :mrgreen:[/quote]

See you tomorrow, Moo!

Friday, March 6, 2009 5:31 pm

Smoochies, Herman! :mrgreen:

Friday, March 6, 2009 5:25 pm

[quote comment=”141106″]Hermy- I totally would have expected more “pearls of wisdom” coming from your sandy clam, I’m kind of disappointed.

And yea, I definitely will just wander into a bar. . .and have a great time.

You take care of that lumbago or whatever it is you’re nursing, old man.[/quote]
[quote comment=”141112″]”Pearls of wisdom”? Yah, good luck with that! ;)[/quote]

Clever! “yah”, two real wits. Enjoy the day, I know I will.

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