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2009-07-30 16:18:27

A woman who broke her leg in the outside smoking area of a British pub has been awarded a $30,000 out of court settlement. Selena Gilder, 40, had said in her claim against The Albion pub in Tewkesbury, England, that she had been smoking in the designated outdoor area when the heel of one of her stiletto shoes became lodged in a crack in the concrete, leading to a fall that snapped her tibia and fibula, the Daily Mail reported Thursday. Gilder's suit said she had consumed two Bacardi and Cokes...

2009-07-14 12:00:00

BERKELEY, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Psychologists tell us one of the best ways to beat the blues is to get off the couch and out into the community. As the recession lingers in the Bay Area, the Albatross Pub offers a welcoming atmosphere and an affordable way to replace recessionary gloom with light-hearted conversation and friendly competitions. From darts, pub quizzes and checkers, to board game favorites such as Scrabble, Yahtzee and Boggle, new guests at the Albatross bar soon...

2009-05-12 16:28:59

The landlady of a British pub said she has found a legal loophole to allow her to bring back indoor smoking by opening a smoking research center. Kerry Fenton, 36, said one of her customers, James Martin, 40, studied The Smoke-Free Regulations 2007 and found a legal loophole indicating the Cutting Edge pub in Barnsley, England, could offer indoor smoking if a room in the building was classified as a smoking research center, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday. She said the system works by...

2009-04-06 07:10:00

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health finds 92% of adults support warning labels, 84% support marketing restrictions for flavored alcoholic beverages ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Opening a tall cool beverage during the ball game or at a backyard cookout on a hot day is what families do. This summer, will your child be opening a soft drink or a hard one? Flavored alcoholic beverages - or alcopops - are becoming more popular, especially among...

2009-03-27 13:40:10

The landlord of a historic pub in the British town of Ledbury says overnight the black-and-white business was painted bright pink. While landlord Les Smith has no clue who painted the Prince of Wales or why, he begrudgingly admitted the unwanted paint job was at least done professionally, The Daily Mirror reported Friday. I'm annoyed and it's inconvenient but they've done a proper job. They even slipped a bill under the door. But there's no figures, no address, nothing, Smith, 52, said...

2009-03-13 16:07:48

Workers and customers of a Scottish pub said they suffered sunstroke and other ailments after a manager installed light bulbs from a tanning machine. Locals said manager Emma McLean at The Pub In The Square in Buckie, Scotland, mistakenly used high-powered ultraviolet tubes when she replaced the blue strip lights behind the bar, The Daily Record reported Friday. Morgan Smith, a bartender, suffered sever burns to his neck as a result of exposure to the lights, his sister said. He was really...

2009-02-11 14:50:50

A Decatur, Ga., pub said its very first pint of beer sold for $2,650 on eBay, with proceeds benefiting employees of two businesses that recently burned down. Leon's Full Service said the pricey pint was auctioned off as part of the pub's grand opening this week and the profits went toward helping workers at the recently fire-destroyed Trackside Tavern and 5th Earl Market, WSB-TV, Atlanta, reported Wednesday. The winning bidder, Marc Brennan, said he passed the honor of ordering the beer and...

2009-02-10 12:16:36

A Blean, England, bar owner said he put up signs pleading for new business after his customer base dwindled to two regulars. Tim Gibson, 43, said deals on food and leaflets shoved into mailboxes failed to yield an increase in patronage at his Royal Oak pub, so he resorted to humorous signs posted in front of the business, The Sun reported Tuesday. Wanted. Customers. No experience needed as full training will be given. Please apply within, one of the signs reads. Another sign offers wives a...

2009-01-29 07:00:00

Shift to Lower-Priced Options Began in September   NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A slowdown in spirits, wine and beer consumption in restaurants and bars during 2007 may have been a harbinger of economic woes to come, according to data in the Cheers On-Premise Handbook 2008 published by The Beverage Information Group.   The rate of growth in retail dollar sales of spirits, wine and beer consumed in restaurants and bars was the lowest since 2001 -- the last time the U.S....

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2009-01-10 14:05:00

Bar owners say the recession is hurting alcohol sales more than previous slumps in which alcoholic beverages proved recession-resistant. More customers are showing up in the late afternoon for so-called happy hour, when bars discount the price of drinks and food during what otherwise would be a slow time, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. You start watching your pennies a bit more, said Luis Romero of Anaheim, whose favorite pint of ale retails for $3.75 at happy hour and then jumps to...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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