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No more BYOB at Plaza

Booze ban part of tighter security in wake of bombing

Jerry Golub, Chief Executive Officer of Price Chopper talks about the future of the Fourth of July celebration on the main stage at Empire State Plaza . OGS and Price Chopper representitives also unveiled details of this year's event.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Jerry Golub, Chief Executive Officer of Price Chopper talks about the future of the Fourth of July celebration on the main stage at Empire State Plaza . OGS and Price Chopper representitives also unveiled details of this year's event.
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People celebrating the Fourth of July at the Empire State Plaza next Thursday will be prohibited from bringing their own alcoholic beverages to the party. State officials announced the ban Tuesday morning, at the same time saying longtime event benefactor Price Chopper supermarkets will continue to sponsor the party for the next five years. Security at the plaza during its signature summer event was another concern discussed, especially in light of April’s terrorist bombings at ...


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Cortsmom87
June 26, 2013
7:38 a.m.

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I wonder if this has anything to do with Price Chopper supplying the alcohol so they can make a profit......

Cortsmom87
June 26, 2013
7:39 a.m.

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Sorry I reread the article and realized it really is more of a safety measure.

ThePhilistine
June 26, 2013
3:14 p.m.

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Its more of a control measure

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