3 Reasons the Point Beach Midnight Alcohol Ban is a Bad Idea and What We Can Do [OPINION]
These are just my opinions. They are opinions coming from someone who hardly drinks. So, if you think I'm a lush hanging on for the next drink, you're wrong. These are also opinions from someone who feels that the officials of Point Pleasant Beach have made a catastrophic mistake that will affect the people of the town and the people of the Shore. This is simply an easy money maker for the town.
If one is to really delve into the Point Pleasant Beach "last call" ruling, it is clear that is that the ordinance is terribly damaging for the town and its businesses. This will cause more bad than good. Here are just 3 reasons why shutting down the bars at 12AM will hurt PPB.
Loss of Employee Income
Bad Image for Point Pleasant Beach
Let's face it, tourism is a business. A big business. Point Pleasant Beach is competing with Belmar and Seaside Heights just to name a couple. By making last call at midnight, the town is giving itself a bad image. Councilman Stephen Reid who voted against the measure said it best.
We’re sending a message if we vote for this that we’re not open for business and that’s not good.
Now that that ordinance has passed, the message will be felt loud and clear: Point Pleasant Beach closes at midnight. Not just bars. The town. Add that to the loss of money. Or is there really a loss? More on that later.