A rather simple solution that focuses on partnerships with nearby dining spots
“Even when we go back to work we’re not going to be back to work. I’m not going to have 35 hours at the bar right away, and people can’t sit at the bar.”
"We’re all in this together, and we’ve got to all stay afloat in order to end up alright on the other side."
“I feel like the community of roots people wants you to succeed. They know if you’re good and you put the work into it. They’ll come out and see you and they’ll buy your CD.”
Not really a speakeasy, but a great neighborhood bar
“This is going to be a well-run program that allows people to talk about important things in a safe and frank way and see the other members of the community as potential collaborators and making changes when needed and talking about identifying situations that are toxic or not safe."
There does need to be some accountability when it comes to responsibly serving alcohol. But the real question is, “Who is being held responsible?” And, “Are they even the right individuals?”
We do it for the people. And the tips, but mainly the people.