From Centennial spokesman Tony Miller, in an email:
Warehouse Moving Sale — 2 Days Only
We are moving warehouses and marking everything down for liquidation. We would like you to receive the discount, rather than us move it. Get up to 50% off all spirits, beer and wine. Case quantities, craft beers, Bordeaux’s — do a little treasure hunting.This Friday and Saturday Only, December 14th and 15th, 10am to 6pm,10410 Finnell Street, Dallas TX 75220.
Chain-wide Inventory Reduction Sale — 3 Days Only
If you don’t find what you are looking for in our warehouse, visit any of our Centennial, Big Daddy’s or Majestic locations for up to 50% off everything in the store. This sale begins Thursday, December 13th and ends Saturday, December 15th. Our store hours are 10am to 9pm.
I feel bad for the employees, truly, but CHEAP BOOZE.
Back in September, the Denton City Council sent its proposed smoking ban to committee, eliciting the opinions and remarks of 20 health-care professionals, business owners and other community members. The goal was to craft laws that were both health-conscious and business-friendly. What they came back with was a strange package that bans smoking nearly everywhere, except for bars, the Denton Record-Chronicle reports. But that stipulation doesn’t include bars that serve people under the age of 18.
Bars, that admit patrons under the age of 18. That means restaurants that turn into bars right? Or is it bars that illegally allow 14-year-olds to drink?
The full council will take up the measure Tuesday, but Councilman Kevin Roden took to Twitter last night to suss out his constituents’ thoughts:
The NFL has many, many problems (concussions, players getting paid for knocking other players out of games, and gun-ownership rates all come to mind), but the easiest to fix is its drinking and driving issue. On the heels of Jerry Brown’s death and Josh Brent’s arrest, the senselessness of the act we’ve almost all been guilty of has come front and center.
The drinking problem is beyond comprehension especially because pro athletes have more than enough means to avoid getting behind the wheel with an illegal blood-alcohol content. They can pay for cabs or private drivers, and the league offers free rides in major cities for players who have had one too many. For Brent to allegedly be operating a car with any booze in his system after pleading guilty to drunken driving in June 2009 defies all logic. At the very least, repeat offenders should face long-term suspensions.
So here’s to hoping the NFL office — and the NFL Players Association, for that matter — is in full-scale crisis mode today. Don’t give us moments of silence, somber press releases or predictable words about how sad a week this has been. Give us something that is tangible, something that can help these players avoid future disasters.
Give us the one thing that has been missing in the first place: a serious plan of action.
Ick ick ick, I can’t believe I just typed those. The price we pay for our work.
It’s not that I’m above regional accents; far from it. I keep the New York in me mostly hidden, unless bourbon and the wrong side of midnight are involved, which now that I think about it isn’t that rare. BUT even then it’s mostly relegated to a few cauuuufees and I’m on my way. It’s an accent I pick back up every holiday season in Poughkeepsie, when my grandmother asks when I’ll be home again and I get sad and I’m forced to hang out with people named Pizzarelli and Lomuscio at local bars.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Burns: The 22-story Crowne Plaza Hotel, in the running for ugliest building in downtown Dallas, was evacuated Saturday after a fire broke out in a stairwell. One guest was transported to a hospital with burns and several were treated for smoke inhalation. The cause is still under investigation.
Fort Worth Police Chief of Staff Arrested for DWI: Paul Henderson is familiar with the problem of cops drinking and getting into trouble off the job. The Fort Worth Police chief of staff had to deal with a string of incidents involving Fort Worth Police officers back in 2010. On Saturday, Henderson himself was arrested on suspicion of DWI.
Golfing In South Dallas, Or With Presidents: The Dallas Morning News editorial board likes the plan to build a golf courseÂ in South Dallas. Former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk likes golfÂ too, particularly when his foursome includes Presidents Obama and Clinton.
Sports Bits: Romo Breaks Cowboys TD Record, Cotton Bowl Lineup a Good One: Last night the supposedly “average at best” Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes to break Troy Aikman’s record for most touchdown passes by a Cowboys quarterback. Also over the weekend, thanks to Northern Illinois, the Cotton Bowl will feature the intriguing face-off between Oklahoma and Texas A&M.
We got a few emails from in-the-know folks over the weekend, reminding us that, oh yeah, Centennial Beverage Group isn’t doing too well:
They closed 1 Majestic store last night, and 9 more stores have been informed that today will be their last day of business. Have heard they are closing both Arlington Bottle Shoppe’s as well as the Majestic in Weatherford and Hudson Oaks. The remaining stores closing are Majestic stores in Ft Worth, based on my info.
All sorts of rumors, speculation, and probably soon-to-be-disputed aspersions in the other emails.
I called the Majestic in Weatherford, and a woman picked up the phone.
“They shut us down Saturday, 9 o’clock. We’re packing up today.”
Back in April, Tim reported that the company wasÂ $4,756,702 behind on its state taxes,Â whichÂ sounds like a lot of Smirnoff Ice. So I took a stroll through the TABC’s official credit law delinquent list this morning, did a quick Command+F for “Centennial,” and look what popped up:
Yesterday, on my walk back from the Perot Museum, I spotted this sign outside El Fenix.
Today, I called the El Fenix to see what might go into a Deck Park Margarita. My guesses:
- grass clippings (for color)
- shredded money from Kelcy Warren’s secret vault (for richness)
- a individual hair off Klyde Warren’s head (for saltiness)
Turns out: hibiscus flower. Too bad the deck park doesn’t actually have any hibiscus in it.
Heart’s Ann Wilson handling the national anthem duties for the @dallascowboys T’giving Day game.
— Preston Jones (@prestonjones) November 13, 2012
Jump for a list of other options the Cowboys could’ve picked:
Sure, you were probably planning on curling up on the couch under a blanket in front of the TV tomorrow evening, a three-finger bourbon in one hand, a smart phone in the other, ready to play amateur comic on your Twitter feed as you braced yourself for elation/heartbreak/apathy. But why wallow alone when you can join us at the Granada Theater for D Election Night Live, an evening featuring live music, live coverage of the election, drinks, and friends. Performances will include The Burning Hotels, AiR DeeJayÂ ofÂ Track Meet, and DJ Paris Vidal, and it all kicks-off at 8:30 p.m.Â Tickets are just $5, and you can get them right here.
Via the Star-Telegram, learned this morning thatÂ Playboy magazine ranked Texas Christian University as the ninth-best party school among the nation’s institutions of higher learning. (the University of Virginia was No. 1). Â ”Sex, sports, and nightlife” were considered in the ranking.
TCU failed to make the party school cut on the recent Newsweek ranking, but as the Star-T puts it: “when it comes to ranking party schools, who would know better,Â Newsweek orÂ Playboy?”
Tired of Solo cups of warm beer? At SMU, Dallas is your never-ending house party. The number of bars within Dallas County: around 2,000, including Idle Rich Pub, the campus hot spot that best describes the student body.
And this quote from a proud student:
“The bar scene at SMU definitely dominates everyone is all about going to the bar and balling out.” – Colton Moyer, International Studies, Class of 2013
Yep, SMU is Dallas’ team.
There’s a thing called Betches Love This. It’s kind of like Stuff White People Like, only instead of white people, you’re talking about betches. And a betch, if you don’t know, is just another word for that other word. Anyway, the anonymous betches over at Betches Love This periodically break down a university, betch-wise. Yesterday they did a betches guide to SMU. It is unkind is a very NSFW way.
This morning, I worked out at the Jewish Community Center. My son goes to summer camp there, and to make that possible, my ex-wife and I have to get a summer membership. So I was trying to make the most of it, instead of wasting that money, as per usual. ANYWAY, when I was getting changed to leave, an older fella walked in. He opened his locker and used the shelf to pop the top off a bottle of Heineken. Then he poured about two inches of it into a water bottle. Then he filled up the rest of the bottle with Perrier. Almost all of this seems like something I would not want to drink while exercising. But I have to wonder: does this guy know something I don’t?
So listen, the other day I was watching Superman II and I totally came up with an idea that will fix everything.
It happens toward the end of the movie, when General Zod is using his laser beam eyeballs to heat up semi trucks and make them explode. So then Superman comes in and uses his freeze-breath thing to cool the truck down, and bends the truck’s mirror to reflect the laser beam burny thing back on Zod.
And then it hit me. All the Nasher needs is a carefully placed mirror reflecting toward the Museum Tower. Then it can fry them right back.
You’re welcome. Just tell me where to send the bill.
FrontRow Live, presented by Chevy, kicks off this Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Dallas Contemporary, and it will bring together performances by pop-dance groupÂ STRFKR, French electronic musicianÂ Onra, and Austin DJÂ Ben Aqua. The beer will be free thanks to Bud Light Platinum. There will also be food trucks and live theater byÂ Upstart Productions. Plus, sound installations byÂ Oliver Francis Gallery, and all of the wonderful exhibitions currently at theÂ Dallas Contemporary.
It all takes place this Thursday, May 31, and if you still haven’t secured tickets, you shouldÂ go purchase them now. Because when will you get a chance to see this level of musical talent coupled with free drinks and art and theater for just fifteen bucks? Exactly. See you there.