Friday, August 26, 2016

Just How Drunk is Your Hometown?

From the Midnight Rider:

Some Lists For Your Consideration

Recnetly AL.COM ranked the “Drunkest Cities in Alabama.” First of all, is that really a ranking that your Town or City wants to be on. The List is as follows:

1. Gulf Shores

2. Birmingham

3. Guntersville

4. Tuscaloosa

5. Foley

6. Anniston

7. Huntsville

8. Lincoln

9. Sheffield

10. Cullman

As I read the list, imagine my thoughts when I saw #9. Recently, you may remember that the Rider wrote an article about the City of Sheffield creating a “mini Beale Street” with the fixing up of downtown. As we had stated the sale of alcohol and the Sales Tax off of Alcohol especially with several bars, taverns or restaurants in a single area breeds Crime. 

So now the Citizens of Sheffield can share that they made the Drunkiest City in Alabama List. I am sure the City of Sheffield is on many other lists. Remember they have the Panty Tree in Sheffield which we are sure is on the Shoals Attraction List. 

Sheffield Panty Tree

Logan’s Files for Bankruptcy

From the Logan’s Corporate website:

Twenty-one locations of Logan's Roadhouse will be closed as part of the chain's bankruptcy proceedings. The Nashville, Tennessee-based steakhouse chain filed for bankruptcy last week. The chain operates 250 locations nationwide, including 23 in Alabama. Logan's parent company, LRI Holdings Inc., cited years of declining sales and greater competition from fast-casual restaurant chains as contributing factors in its financial issues.

For the quarter ending Oct. 28, the chain saw revenue drop 9.9 percent to $131.3 million, with same-store sales falling more than 4 percent. The company originally said it would close 18 locations but commercial real estate analysts with CoStar said Logans is asking the court to reject leases on 21 of its restaurants. Logan's has not responded to emails seeking confirmation of the list.

Those locations are:

2649 S. Market Street, Gilbert, Arizona

11674 University Dr, Orlando, Florida

7480 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida

1230 N Westover Blvd., Albany, Georgia

101 Capital Square Drive, Brunswick, Georgia

11301 Abercorn Street, Savannah, Georgia

51 Lincoln Hwy, Fairview Heights, Illinois

4825 E. 82nd St, Indianapolis, Indiana

10780 Parallel Pkwy, Kansas City, Kansas

7940 W 135th St, Overland Park, Kansas

3050 Riffel Dr., Salina, Kansas

2945 Wimsatt Ct, Owensboro, Kentucky

6571 Blue Bonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana

3323 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, Louisiana

14235 Hall Road, Shelby Township, Michigan

7110 Sawmill Rd, Columbus, Ohio

2310 Wilkes-Barre Township M, Wilkes- Barre, Pennsylvania

2200 S. Hwy 6, Houston, Texas

21119 US-281, San Antonio, Texas

12821 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, Virginia

46321 McClellan Way, Sterling, Virginia

We have read the articles about the bad service/food from the Muscle Shoals Logan’s We wonder if they will be next.

Sadly, We must report that the Ruby Tuesday’s Florence Location has been closed. It is sad to see any business close. 

Until next time..

I am and always will be, the Midnight Rider.


We've had several comments about the photo/video we discussed yesterday in which a toddler was ostensibly given alcohol to drink. Reports differ, but the video could be as much as five years old and originate in Gadsden. Welcome to the world of urban myth.

However, our blogger Jasper Black has reminded us that if you find or receive any similar media in which someone is being abused, do not delete. The media itself may contain identifying hallmarks which can be used to locate the source.


Time for a new award: We're giving our friends at PNS the Tom Smith Geography Award for citing the corner of Avalon and Second Street in an article on a recent police chase.

Sorry. We couldn't resist...

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