UP Caught Up in Countywide Waterslide

If a lopsided election is called a landslide, can’t tonight’s results be labeled a waterslide? University Park was one of four Dallas County cities with a local-option election on the ballot:

DALLAS*

The sale of beer and wine for off-premises consumption

For              65.58%

Against       34.42%

Eliminating the “private club” rule for restaurants

For              72.85%

Against       27.15%

ADDISON

The sale of beer and wine for off-premises consumption

For              62.69%

Against       37.31%

LANCASTER

The sale of beer and wine for off-premises consumption

For              54.27%

Against       45.73%

* Numbers do not include the city of Dallas precincts that are in Collin and Denton counties

14 thoughts on “UP Caught Up in Countywide Waterslide

  • November 3, 2010 at 8:03 am
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    Congrats to Max and the UP merchants.

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  • November 3, 2010 at 8:29 am
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    Let the Bacchanalian orgies begin!

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  • November 3, 2010 at 9:31 am
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    Freedom won. Big government cronies lost last night.

    Good job UP!

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  • November 3, 2010 at 9:58 am
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    Booz it up! I hope the extra tax revenue reduces my property taxes next year.

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  • November 3, 2010 at 10:15 am
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    @CC, Your reading to much into this. This was a convenience vote.

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  • November 3, 2010 at 10:43 am
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    Congratulations to the proponents. It was a landslide all over Dallas. The Unicard is dead for good.

    It’s now up to the UP Pro side to make sure the propagation of establishments selling alcohol and bars-posing-as-restaurants don’t show up as they said they wouldn’t.

    I hope they’re right.

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  • November 3, 2010 at 8:32 pm
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    that how liquor votes go.

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  • November 4, 2010 at 10:09 pm
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    N.F. You have no idea what you’re talking about because you have no idea what Unicard does. How about you inform yourself first. Their business is actually thriving. http://twitter.com/#!/UnicardSystems

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  • November 5, 2010 at 10:54 am
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    allison, How about you take up reading as a skill? It was the Pro side that talked about getting rid of Unicards from the moment the petitions were presented.

    People in Dallas and University Park were sick of dealing with the cards, as well as the club system. That’s one reason they voted overwhelmingly to defeat the propositions.

    I never said Unicard, as a company, was going to be put out of business. For the Pro side, and for me, they’re a convenient symbol for the private club system.

    I know exactly what Unicard, the company, does. They just won’t be doing the private club memberships in U.P. any longer.

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  • November 5, 2010 at 11:06 am
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    allison, Had I said “UnicardSystems” is dead, I would certainly deserve correcting. As I did, I don’t. Simple concept.

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  • November 5, 2010 at 11:56 am
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    The Unicard is dead for good.

    WOW, what a technicality! Actually, many businesses are keeping their private club statuses due to cost. If you would like to check facts before making egregious assertations, feel free to contact Unicard Systems for comment before declaring their product dead.

    Sometimes it better to smile, nod, keep your mouth shut and look cute.

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  • November 5, 2010 at 12:27 pm
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    allison, I don’t know if this is just my lucky day, or if you’re just having a bad week or something, but I happen to be familiar with UnicardSystems because I have part-ownership in a business near them on Alpha. As well, my family has been in the restaurant business for years.

    If there is a single restaurant in U.P. that continues to use Unicard for private club business, I’ll be surprised; first, because I was told they wouldn’t, and second because I can’t imagine with a vote like that anyone would want to deal with Unicards for private clubs again. But, third, the Pro side told people this was a vote to get rid of Unicards.

    If you consider what I said to be “egregious”, then you have more problems than making pointless nasty posts on a blog.

    I don’t know what will happen in all of the Dallas restaurants. But, I’m sure you can look into your crystal ball and tell.

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  • November 5, 2010 at 1:49 pm
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    In case anyone else has fallen into abject confusion, or is having a bad week, and for the record, I believe UnicardSystems is an exceptionally fine company, and we are most fortunate to have them in Dallas.

    Unicards were a brilliant example of entrepreneurial solutions to market opportunities, and that effort has now grown into a prosperous and technologically advanced corporation.

    My joy at getting rid the annoying wet/dry lines in Dallas in no way indicate I wish any ill for UnicardSystems. To the contrary, I hope they continue to grow, provide even more jobs, and share the joy of paying even more taxes in Dallas and Texas – helping our economies.

    But, I won’t miss the disappearance of the Unicard card, whenever that happens, in University Park.

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