Title

"Cover Story" piece on Portland's neighborhood bars, which are struggling to sur

Authors

Chris Busby

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

9-7-2000

Pages

10-11, 13, 1

Abstract

"Cover Story" piece on Portland's neighborhood bars, which are struggling to survive in a changing city. The droves of young professionals moving into Portland tend to shun neighborhood bars in favor of trendier Old Port bars and clubs. The cultures of the automobile, television and now the computer are also taking their toll on the corner pub. Combine these factors with a $1,300 annual licensing fee and our culture's rising intolerance of alcohol and smoking, and one can see a time in the near future when the neighborhood bar in Portland will be extinct. With special focus on Popeye's Ice House and Ruski's Tavern in the West End, and Sangillo's Tavern and George's Tavern in the East End.

Subjects

Hotels, taverns, etc -- Portland

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