Wednesday, April 13, 2005
On this day:


Shipments of liquor to the state's ABC stores have fallen behind in recent months, and ABC Board administrator Emory Folmar (yes...that Emory Folmar - the former mayor of Montgomery) is having a tough time explaining it.

Emory Folmar, administrator of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, said liquor shipments to stores around the state fell behind for about three weeks starting in February while a new conveyer-belt system was being installed at the state liquor warehouse in Montgomery. "We had to slowly make up the ground that we lost," Folmar said."We are regaining whatever little lost ground we lost."

Huh? Anyone care to diagram that sentence?

Some brands may be unavailable because they didn't sell very well and have been removed from the list of available products, Folmar said.

"Some people don't like it, but that's too bad," Folmar said. "If it doesn't sell a certain amount, then I get rid of it. We're not going to buy a case and have 10 bottles of it sitting on the shelf and you get two. But if you come in and you buy a case of it, we'll get it for you...within five days."

Service with a smile - that's what I like. Courtesy of your state-owned, state-operated ABC liquor stores.

(Excerpts from the B'ham News...story linked above.)