Laredoans React To Beer Runs Being Moved
We first reported some good news for people who are tired of seeing scantily clad women at beer runs. They are now being moved out their current zones. Our Lauren Kendrick spoke to residents to see what they think about beer runs moving. These kind of businesses have been around the city for years now, but we spoke to people who said they are glad to see them be moved from highly populated areas, such as highways and neighborhoods where kids can see. Beer runs around town are a common sight to see, even in residential neighborhoods. Mami Chulas is just feet away from homes in the area. We tried to speak to people in the neighborhood, but they declined to talk. We did hear from other residents that voiced their opinions about the popular business. "The way they had to keep pushing Exotica's out, it was in a closed place. People never saw anything. I don't see why they can't do that with all that stuff." At this week's city council meeting, it was decided Mami Chulas and other beer runs, which are considered sexual oriented businesses will have to move to an M1 district which makes this mom happy. "I think it's good. I'm tired of seeing stuff like that, especially with my 10 year old in the car. It's disgusting." Another person we spoke to says the same thing. He knows it's a business, but says it doesn't interest him. "It's not right. It's right for the kids. I don't go there. I'd much rather stay at home." People we spoke to had similar opinions, saying they don't think they should be so close to the highway or in plain view especially the way the girls are dressed. "No, I don't think so. I go to gas stations." But not everyone we talked to is against these beer runs. This man says if people don't like them, they shouldn't look. "They're not completely naked. if they were, I'd be there buying beer."