You know those times when you're shopping for hip clothes and you just have to get yourself a Jack and Coke? No? Well Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) does and the chain has applied for a liquor license at one New York store to remedy them.
The store is one of 37 locations applying for a license in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, and many people are none too happy about it.
"I can't think of a circumstance for which it would be appropriate for Urban Outfitters to have a liquor license," City Councilman Stephen Levin of Greenpoint said in a statement, according to the Daily News.
Even so, Urban Outfitters isn't the first store to try to draw customers in with alcohol, but it doesn't help the chain's image. The store recently had to pull a shirt that bore a resemblance to a Chicago gang sign, while there was a similar outcry last year over their "Jewish Star" shirt design that some people felt made light of the Holocaust.
Not everyone is against the idea, though. A Huffington Post poll on the subject found that 37.5 percent of people didn't care and 21.6 percent liked the idea. That left 40.8 percent with the opinion "What a stupid idea."
- See this Huffington Post article
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