Saturday, December 06, 2008

Amsterdam Brothel closings have no impact on local bar

We are happy to announce that the following story will have no impact whatsoever on The Amsterdam Bar:
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — Amsterdam unveiled plans Saturday to close brothels, sex shops and marijuana cafes in its ancient city center as part of a major effort to drive organized crime out of the tourist haven.

The city is targeting businesses that "generate criminality," including gambling parlors, and the so-called "coffee shops" where marijuana is sold openly. Also targeted are peep shows, massage parlors and souvenir shops used by drug dealers for money-laundering.

"I think that the new reality will be more in line with our image as a tolerant and crazy place, rather than a free zone for criminals" said Lodewijk Asscher, a city council member and one of the main proponents of the plan.
So no worries. I fyou want a great beer or mixed drink, you can still come to The Amsterdam Bar in Dallas, Texas.

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