How much money does a scumbar really earn?

After last Tuesday's community meeting, where new scumbar owners (okay, they said they were bringing fine dining to Lower Greenville, but we all know that's a crock of poop) were telling us how badly they needed outdoor dining patio spaces and no more head-in parking, BD had flashbacks to 1999.

Until a few years ago, BD was tracking the sales of Mixed Beverages on Lower Greenville. BD posted the figures (publicly available from the Texas State Comptroller's website) to show how scumbar owners were crying in our beer (after we paid for it) when they cried poor and could not afford things like security, free parking, and neighborhood security.

To quote Jeanne Terilli from the first time we posted these numbers,You are starting a war out here.

So BD pulled up some recent numbers and built himself a spreadsheet. Our article about the meeting is still in process, but BD is sharing the sales figures for discussion. Figures represent scumbars with MB permits (Mixed Beverages), not BG (Beer/Wine).

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville