Mesquite Bans Beer Barns

Preemptive move comes before application filed

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    TK

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    by Bruce Felps

    The city of Mesquite evidently wants no part of beer barns.

    According to a Dallas Morning News article published Wednesday, the city council voted in unison to enact an ordinance that bans the drive-through purveyors of brew from inside city limits … because they can’t do squat about anything outside city limits, duh.

    The move comes at a time when no such enterprises exist in Mesquite and before any business entity even filed an application to construct such a structure.

    You can almost hear council members saying, “We jest don't cotton ta y'all's kind 'round he-uh." I said “almost.”

    The article reports that council defined such operations as those with “a drive-through design concept, enclosed on two or more sides where vehicles may pull into or through the building.” Um, I’m no architect but is seems like a building enclosed on more than two sides would either prevent a vehicle from entering or impede its egress.

    And pity the poor Mesquitites … Mesquitonians … Mesquiters, for they will never know the wonderments of bikini beer barns as long as they remain within city limits.

    Wow, in all the Weird Wide Web searched by the Google there is not one picture to be found using “bikini beer barn” as the search criteria.


    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He’s been to a bikini drive-through beer barn once. What a letdown.