Wednesday, March 26, 2014

MUST READ!!! CLUB OWNER CRAIG GLAZER RIPS KANSAS CITY LIQUOR CARDS!!!



TKC NOTE: Right now, our pal Craig Glazer offers his insight, expertise and IMPORTANT perspective on Kansas City rules and regs. Craig writes what he knows here and his take is CRUCIAL because he owns the kind of biz that this town is desperately trying to lure back.

The War on Liquor Cards
KCMO Unfair to Employees

Kansas City, Missouri is one of the few cities in America that actually charges people to go to work in a restaurant, bar or entertainment venue. That’s right, for several decades a potential employee that wants to work in an establishment that serves alcohol must get a liquor card from the city of KC,MO. The cards cost 42 dollars; remember your driver’s license is only $14, and you must renew the card every 3 years for another 42 dollars. If you work in food service, you need to get a health card for another $20 on top of this.

What is the liquor card for? Simply this, that you are not a convicted felon nor do you have a felony conviction for DUI. Now in the state of KS, there are no liquor cards, or health cards or fees. The city simply sends an agent out once a year to the venue to get a list of the employees which they run for criminal background. That solves that.

Bill Nigro, Westport community leader, bar and real estate owner has declared war on liquor cards. Nigro explains, “The city collecting this money is a flat-out sham. If the city is not allowed to make money on these cards, which these revenues are hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, who loses out? Where does the money go?” Nigro went on to complain about the fact that many of the servers and cocktail staff are single mothers with little or no extra money. To grab another $42 from them is patently ridiculous.

Remember 2 out of 3 Americans will work in the food/restaurant or bar industry at some point in their lives. Riddle me this: strict liquor laws were put together in the ‘20’s and ‘30’s to combat gangsters like Al Capone, not single mothers and young people trying to work their way through school or simply trying to survive. What does a marijuana possession felony in 1995 have to do with someone being a waitress or bartender in 2014? Not only that, marijuana is about to become legal on a national level. Furthermore, if someone has a conviction for mail fraud, tax evasion, theft or fifty other felonies unrelated to the food industry; how does that affect them working in that industry? As long as their employer knows about their past history, doesn’t that decision to allow that employee to work belong in their hands and not the city’s?

These rules and laws are clearly antiquated and outdated. By disallowing people who want to work and make a decent income positions in restaurants, bars or entertainment, it severely limits their economic opportunities. This can force some of them back to criminal activity as whatever job they might find is unable to pay their bills, especially in the urban core.

Think about this, people that work in the kitchen don’t need liquor cards or any other background check by the city or law enforcement. These are the people that handle your food but make meals for you and your family to consume. So a serial killer can make your dinner, but he can’t pour you a drink, go figure.

Obviously these rules are set up to be a money grab and nothing more. There are better ways to check the backgrounds of potential employees that are more fair to both sides. I didn’t even get into the fact that if you are at work in Kansas City, MO and you forget to bring your liquor card with you; you can be arrested, fined, sent home and even the establishment can be fined or shut down for several days. Outrageous.
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55 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely agree with Craig on this one. KC bureaucracy kills business.

Anonymous said...

Just another example proving that there isn't a poor man's pockets these sonzabitches in KC will not pick. Imagine working for $2.13 an hour plus KC tight ass tips and having the city ram nine yards up your ass for $62.00. Fucking KC ought to be ashamed of itself, the fucking crooked bastards.

Anonymous said...

Wtf are you bitching about?
you operate out of bufu ks and probably for this very reason ..tight ass!

David/Woodside said...

The state of Kansas does not do liquor cards/health cards. As Glazer pointed out. More biz friendly. How is Glazer a tight ass, he wouldn't pay that anyways. He's not a bartender or food server or cook?

Anonymous said...

Good call Nigro and Glazer. Right on the nail head. This is B.S. Needs to go.

Anonymous said...

Exactly..because he's not allowed to be.
Also,it would seem to me that big timers like glazer and nigro wouldn't mind chipping in, help out their employees, by paying the tax for them. Tight asses!

Anonymous said...

Need more stories like this one Glazer. This information matters more than just the fun crap. Like it.

Anonymous said...

Glazer?? I thought that was glazer out at jacomo.shit!

Anonymous said...

Man I was doorman in Westport. Five years ago cops came in, asked for my liquor card, it was in my car at home. They arrested me, took me to jail, closed us down at midnight. Bunch of bull. Those cards don't mean a damn thing. Just a way to rip us off and mess with bars for no damn good reason. Cost me a couple hundred bucks to get out of jail.

Anonymous said...

Give the comments a rest glazer.

Who Really writes this snooze fest shit? said...

Do employees need liquor cards at your new venue at the Uptown? Oh wait, that was a dismal failure, so its a moot point. And a preemptive "Eat a sack of dicks" to all 3 of the Glazer fan boys.

HotRod said...

The cards are a legal shakedown of the people that work the hardest in their pay scales. Outright thievery.

Anonymous said...

Good article!
But seriously, Nigro a Westport Communty Leader?

Anonymous said...

A good employer should reimburse the employee after a successful background check.

Anonymous said...

why does CG care?

- that geezer is a convicted felon, and couldn't get a liquor card even if he could scrape up the $42 bucks.

Cheeba said...

Man, too many of my friends have been busted for liquor card violations. Kind of like all of the jobs we lost to no smoking rules.

KC needs to be kinder. Much kinder.

Anonymous said...

I live in K amass City and at this moment there is a for sale sign in my front yard. This will be just another reason I will be glad to get out of,this town.

Anonymous said...

Dave from woodside, did you get your answer yet, buddy?
Pretty sure you did,actually you got punked..didn't you?

Anonymous said...

I remember working years ago at a food booth at Arrowhead for a charity. I had to get a liquor license because we had beer. What a joke! Well, at least I got a tour of beautiful downtown KC when I had to visit city hall to get it.
Just another reason to stay away.

Anonymous said...

...all while KC helps the working stiffs with a new train to pay for ....cocksuckers.

100% American For What is Right said...

Glazer pissing and moaning about this shit is as bad as Byron pissing and moaning about shit in Kansas City. It applies to neither one of them so STFU both of you.

Foghorn Leghorn said...

Boy’s gotta mouth like a cannon, always shootin’ it off

Joel/Fairway said...

Low life coward haters. Glazer is a known man. Glazer is nationally known. Glazer is kinda famous. Glazer's girlfriends are all hot, you don't have one other than a skunk fat ass, Glazer drives cool cars and always has, Glazer hangs with the famous, nobody knows you or cares. Haters this list can get longer. Glazer is built like a pro baller, you are built like a fat bug. Oh yes, Glazer's hair ain't real, but it looks better than yours on its best day. You suck, Glazer is cool. Want me to go on. Nah. I'm sure Glazer could beat all your asses. Sure of it.

Anonymous said...

Felons shouldn't be bartenders or bouncers. Someone has to regulate it because a shitbag like Glazer won't. Quit bitching and pay for your employee's bar card.

Anonymous said...

6:04 First Glazier has to get licenses out the ass and probably does need a liquor card as well. I haven't had a liquor card in years but I remember it being a pain in the ass. I bartended in Kansas in college and in Missouri after. I had never heard of a liquor card till then. You have to go to KCMO's completely inefficient city hall and waited on by a bunch of fat black women full of attitude who do not want to lift a finger. Not to mention all the scum being processed to get in/out of jail. Most hookers. I had to go with my wife to get a food card because she didn't want to go off Independence Ave. by herself to get it. Just a stupid system all around. And think about this: You have a dumber booze law than Kansas which is hard to do.

Anonymous said...

I'd fuck him up.

Anonymous said...

Yeah sure you and how many people you need to hire. Oh you have no money. He'd fuck you up.

Bob Thurman said...

Sorry hater at 7:41. Glazer is a 'proven' bad ass, there is a book, a million stories in newpapers coast to coast. You are a no name punk ass. See the dif. I thought you might. Now go tell mommy.

Anonymous said...

The Glazer at Houlihans last night. I was at the bar. Dude had a hot baby with him, chic was maybe 25.

Anonymous said...

Bob, Joel and Craig you really think we give a fuck how great you are? Last I knew all three of you cum guzzlers are stuck here in Kansas City because you're not famous. Remember if you have to explain to someone you're famous, then you're technically not that famous.

Anonymous said...

Bob,shut your hole and get back to showing joco housewives how to kick a nigger in the balls ..I'd fuck you up too,gramps

Shug said...

This is some funny shit. King of Turd bitching about something that doesn't involve him. He chose to go out to WYCO. Then when he get's dogged out he uses 5 different names to post back. BTW. That 25 year old he was with....$1,000.00 for the night. Bought and paid for. Bet with the high wind he had that rodent rug glued down tight. That damn pussy magnet. LMFAO. And the bad ass part. Glazer is a joke nationwide, that's about it. He is about as bad as the lyrics to the ZZ Top song. I'm Nationwide.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of restrictions on felons, there is a law in Las Vegas that all felons entering Vegas must register at the downtown Police Station within 24 hours of their arrival.. on EVERY visit.

They're allowed to stay , unless they're on the small "blacklist", but all felons have to sign in, in person.

hmmm... hope certain local felons are aware of that.



Anonymous said...

Gotta love KC. You can't be a felon to serve booze, but a felon can buy and drink the shit out of it all night long. Now that makes a hell of a lotta sense.

Law From the Past said...

Thats not true. Only if you are on parole or under supervision. You sir are an idiot. I think you are the one who posts hate mail on the writer. I don't care but stop lying and making up b.s.

Anonymous said...

9:16 is correct. If you are a felon YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CHECK IN WITH ANYONE IN VEGAS or anywhere else. Only if you are under current supervision or restricted parole. Don't comment when you are uneducated on the subject as the person who wrote this false statement. Go to bed.

Bob Thurman said...

At least I have a good job ahole punk. Glazer dates a pretty lady named Jazmine I believe. If he was out this week likely with her. She is crazy about him, she has been with him at Woodside, Super Bowl party. My friend doesn't have to pay women for their company. He can get most any gal he wants, even at his age. Something you can only have wet dreams about. Since I am a nothing past it fighter why not join me in a class and lets see how good you are lard butt.

Anonymous said...

HAH HAH HAH Bob got you there hater. Tell him your real name. Yeah sure you will. Hide behind that keyboard 'lard ass' HAH HAH HAH. WASN'T BOB THUNDER FOOT THURMAN MIDDLE WEIGHT CHAMP? WHAT WHERE YOU HEAVY WEIGHT FAT ASS. HAH HAH . BOB PUNKED YOU FAT ASS.

Anonymous said...

Fucking priceless!
You are a sick fuck glazer.

Anonymous said...

What happened to all the story comments? Never mind.

Paul Johnson, Merriam Kansas said...

Glazer and this Bob Thruman sound like a couple of classless douche bags. Fucking twit brains. Thunder Foot. What the fuck is that?

Anonymous said...

One person posts a number of comments supporting the most reported about person, ever, in the KC Star.

Wonder who it really is?

Anonymous said...

I recall "thunder" Thurman's name from back in the day.. kickboxing??He was a champ.. pretty minor sport back then, tho

seems Thurman born about 10 years early .. if he coulda got on the UFC gravy train.. many of their top fighters have 7 and 8 figure net worths from purses, endorsement deals etc..

wouldn't have to be picking up towels at the gym

A man with many masks............. said...

Joel/Fairway said...
Low life coward haters. Glazer is a known man. Glazer is nationally known. Glazer is kinda famous. Glazer's girlfriends are all hot, you don't have one other than a skunk fat ass, Glazer drives cool cars and always has, Glazer hangs with the famous, nobody knows you or cares. Haters this list can get longer. Glazer is built like a pro baller, you are built like a fat bug. Oh yes, Glazer's hair ain't real, but it looks better than yours on its best day. You suck, Glazer is cool. Want me to go on. Nah. I'm sure Glazer could beat all your asses. Sure of it.

Anonymous Bob Thurman said...
Sorry hater at 7:41. Glazer is a 'proven' bad ass, there is a book, a million stories in newpapers coast to coast. You are a no name punk ass. See the dif. I thought you might. Now go tell mommy.

Anonymous Bob Thurman said...
At least I have a good job ahole punk. Glazer dates a pretty lady named Jazmine I believe. If he was out this week likely with her. She is crazy about him, she has been with him at Woodside, Super Bowl party. My friend doesn't have to pay women for their company. He can get most any gal he wants, even at his age. Something you can only have wet dreams about. Since I am a nothing past it fighter why not join me in a class and lets see how good you are lard butt.

Anonymous said...
HAH HAH HAH Bob got you there hater. Tell him your real name. Yeah sure you will. Hide behind that keyboard 'lard ass' HAH HAH HAH. WASN'T BOB THUNDER FOOT THURMAN MIDDLE WEIGHT CHAMP? WHAT WHERE YOU HEAVY WEIGHT FAT ASS. HAH HAH . BOB PUNKED YOU FAT ASS.

You are one sick fuck!

Anonymous said...

It's TOO FUCKING EASY!!
I tell ya!

Anonymous said...

Glazer is a daddys boy. Bob"thunder" Thurman , couldn't beat the local boys. Anybody that was around 75th and Metcalf training in the early 80s knows that. Call me on it!
Glazer is the rat fink that we all know! A drug dealer, user and snitch. He will get whats coming!
You only get ripped off if you are doing something wrong. He forgets that story!

Anonymous said...



Keep it up Glazer, Some old gold, silver and jewelry "friends" are sick of your shit !.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit! walk in, get the picture taken and walk out.
And most cities require it.
Most make you get a health card, learn to wash your hands , don't handle money then food etc.
Total Bullshit story!

Anonymous said...

Interesting 75th and Metcalf, that's the corner that Glazer as well got his ass handed to him one night all those years ago.

Anonymous said...

Operating a business in a regulated industry means that you have to accept the regulation or close.

Are we going to trust that Glazer isn't watering down the drinks or hiring underage girls or something else? How do we know he washes he hands after he shits?

Your liquor card dues go to make sure the Nigros and Glazers have to follow the rules at least a little bit.

Employee/ KCK said...

Just read some of the stupid comments here. Early on comments were good. 3:29? What? Liquor cards only are given out to people who don't have a felony conviction and are over 18 thats all. There is no checking on anything else. Watering down drinks? Underage girls? What. Liquor control and law enforcement check bars, taverns, restaurants and places that serve liquor for any violations. Buying a card doesn't do that. In Kansas, there are no liquor cards but agents check on bars and places that serve drinks. The card is bought so someone can make a buck, no other real reason. As this story points out in Kansas they check on employees criminal records. That's all need be done. Employees shouldn't have to buy a card.

Anonymous said...

Boy,glazer,if anyone ever had a doubt about what a fuckin moron you are, I'm sure their convinced today.

You really showed your ass last night.

Anonymous said...

what did the berugged jew do now?

Anonymous said...

"Anybody that was around 75th and Metcalf training in the early 80s knows that."

saw this earlier - must have been the old Steve Mackey dojo..back about a hundred years ago, I trained there myself..good times.. woulda kept up, but I couldn't afford more lessons.. and Mackey was a guy you didn't want to have come looking for you..

now that guy woulda REALLY cashed in on the UFC $$ -- the head kicks.. the big hair..like Thurman.. born too soon.

Dr. Amos Huddleston, MD said...

Google "Craig Glazer". I never read more shit about a total douche bag in my fucking life. This guy is lucky to be alive and has mental issues that are too deep for Dr. Phil. Unbelievable that one person could possibly be such a shit bag and totally worthless. What a total shit stain. I can understand why TKC would want this shit stain to write blog posts, TKC knows that anyone who reads the garbage this clown puts out will attach his stupid ass. Blog hit's skyrocket anytime this moron posts something.