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geo3wk6 - Eric Tsuchiyama 803-389-918 Geog 3 Dis 1A Wk6 The...

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Eric Tsuchiyama 803-389-918 Geog 3 Dis 1A Wk6 The first article "The American Tavern" by Ray Oldenburg discusses the current decline of taverns in America. Oldenburg describes the different categories that drinking establishments fall under: deadly, B.Y.O.F., and third place taverns. The focus of the article is on third place taverns and the decline of establishments. A deadly bar does not engage its customers and there is no familiarity within it. A B.Y.O.F. bar has groups of people who stay within their social circle. These people value socializing with their friends more than the location they do it at. A third place tavern is set apart with its own developed community within it. The third place tavern has a hard core of regular patrons. The patrons make the tavern what it is and this is lost in most bars today. The focus has shifted from the unity of the patrons to "selling gimmicks and competitive decorating." Oldenburg desires a tavern where people would come together and be able to feel at home. The importance of the tavern is the place that it creates for its patrons.
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