If the primer on starter booze in this weeks issue of New York, or news that Four Loko is soon to be unavailable here, has you determined to finally try the stuff, dont bother going to Xiao Ye. Owner Eddie Huang had originally planned an unlimited Four Loko deal, but when he got word that all-you-can-drink deals are illegal, he decided to simply sell the alcoholic energy drink for $3 a pop. According to Huangs blog, that didnt stop the SLA and NYPD from paying an unexpected visit on Friday night: We followed the law, we were in line with the SLA requirements, Huang writes. But basically, it was understood that if we kept selling four loko, we would be seeing a lot of raids. He continues: All four loko in the house was destroyed on site, it was taken off the menu, and four loko thursdays is cancelled. Sounds like the task force took some extreme measures except the SLA tells us it wasnt the one who destroyed the Four Loko.
In terms of us dumping or taking product, says spokesperson William Crowley, we dont do that. We used to, back in the day, have an evidence locker, but we wouldnt even take that stuff because Four Loko is legal to sell at this point. Crowley wouldnt say why Xiao Ye, specifically, was targeted for a visit, or what if anything it was charged with, but told us, If you tell the Daily News youre going to have an open bar or say youre going to cause patrons to black out, thats something wed look at. He says that even if Huang wasnt doing an unlimited drink deal, serving alcohol to someone whos visibly intoxicated is one of the worst violations of liquor law. True, but as College Humor points out, drinking Four Loko is cheaper than having a hobo stab you in the stomach.
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