By Dorian Hargrove / San Diego Reader /June 21, 2011,
Pacific Beach residents looking to curb alcohol abuse in Pacific Beach are waving the white flag in an attempt to bring the community together.
“There are many residents, businesses and civic groups struggling with alcohol-related issues in our community,” reads an email blast from pbspirits.com .
“This struggle is excerbated by a noisy few bar and restaurant businesses that are intent on belittling those of us that are willing to spend countless hours trying to find solutions. Rather than continue to butt heads it’s time to establish a mutually-respectful dialog.”
In the email, Jerry Hall, who runs the website, writes that bar owners and residents need to come clean and take a sober look at alcohol issues in the community. Hall continues to push for new regulations that would require that all business owners obtain conditional use permits before opening an alcohol establishment.
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