Poor Alderman Craig Schmid (D-20th ward) can't get a break from the Riverfront Times.
Just over five years ago, the RFT called him the city's best alderman.
But now, last week's RFT had two articles mentioning him in a critical light: the one, a satire piece about the car stereo restriction legislation. And the other, is a more serious piece about the ward's liquor license moratorium.
That article has prompted a lively debate on the Marine Villa Neighborhood Yahoo! Group about the merits of new bars and restaurants, as well as complaints about The Brick of St. Louis, a 3:00 am bar located on the edge of the industrial area at 3550 S Broadway at President.
Anyway, I'm waiting to see if Craig weighs in on the discussion on the Marine Villa e-list.
Meanwhile, a couple days ago the Post-Dispatch had an article entitled "Has the bar scene on Main Street gotten out of control?" about Main Street in St Charles.
Also, it's not as if Craig Schmid is the only alderman who proposed and enacted a liquor license moratorium in his ward. Similar restrictions are also in place in ward 1, ward 2, ward 3, ward 4, ward 10, ward 18, ward 22, ward 24, and ward 27.
This page lists all those ordinances and a few related ones.
In other words, most of the Northside and a chunk of the city south of Forest Park, along with the 20th ward, is subject to new liquor license moratoria.