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Tag Archives: Prefectures

• Athens, Georgia: Booze-related businesses boom

Athens, Georgia: Booze-related businesses boom

For David Zwart, owner of Clocked restaurant, the decision to move from Portland, Ore., and open his business in Athens was based largely on familiarity. “I was just one of those people who followed R.E.M. down here when I was younger,” he said. “I had worked at the 40 Watt for about seven years. I […]

• Whoa. Guy buys 3011 shots for $36,890 & for complete strangers!

Whoa. Guy buys 3011 shots for $36,890 & for complete strangers!

A TOKYO civil servant humbled brokers missing out on their annual bonus by buying a record $36,890 round of shots at the Geronimo bar. The notorious record of ostentatious drinks-buying by Tokyo’s traders, hedge-fund managers and brokers was smashed on Saturday by Kaz Miura, who shouted the round of shots. Mr Miura, an architect working […]

• Holy cow! Ron Artest plans to abstain from alcohol for the 2010-11 season

Holy cow! Ron Artest plans to abstain from alcohol for the 2010-11 season

The celebration never seemed to end and the alcohol seemed to keep on flowing. Moments after Lakers forward Ron Artest entered the locker room, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant poured champagne on his 2010 NBA Finals championship hat. As Artest gleefully recounted to reporters the circuitous route he’s taken in his 11-year career before finally winning […]