An article elegiacally titled Last Call for Alcohol in Morgantown? muses on a future in which West Virginia University, America’s number one party school, might no longer whet its thirst in that hamlet. What will it be like? The bars might soon close at midnight rather than three am. What will that be like? You might have to be 21 to get in the bars. Police might be allowed in the bars. C’est si triste…

Morgantown’s pride resides in its bars:

More than 250 stores and bars distribute alcohol in Morgantown — including 29 establishments where you can drink on site…

You don’t build up those sorts of numbers overnight… And speaking of numbers, the town qua municipality would fold in minutes if all that tax revenue went away…

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