What an ironic thing for the landlady to say! I …

Comment on Police presence cuts turnover of pub by 40% by John Jerrico.

What an ironic thing for the landlady to say! I praise the police for their continual presence outside both the Gap View and the Todd Tavern. I drove through the other day and was asked for my Driver’s Licence. As I had a legal licence, my car was roadworthy and registered and I wasn’t intoxicated, they wished me well and sent me on my way with my carton.
Finally the NT government are targeting directly the biggest sources of take away alcohol in Alice Springs that are doing the damage.
Sorry Di Loechel that your venue is now doing 40% less than $1 million per month turnover, but at least we can sleep safer around the Gap area as there are not so many problems coming from there now.
I also agree that soul destroying is the wrong phrase to use. Gap View have had it far too easy for too long as has the Todd Tavern. Interestingly enough neither venues signed up for the Alcohol Accord. I wonder why?

John Jerrico Also Commented

Police presence cuts turnover of pub by 40%
I don’t think I have ever agreed with pretty much everything emailed in on a subject before in The Alice Springs News but I do now except for the banned drinkers register. People who have issues with grog find very easy ways around it.
The Police presence is excellent and they are most courteous to the people doing the right thing.
As I mentioned before the Todd Tavern and Gap View are hugely responsible for “the unmentionable problem” that exists. Clamp down on these two and there will much less unrest.


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