May 31, 2016, 3:49 pm
The Tackle Box owner decided today (Tuesday) that if we brought our tri-tip and pot luck dishes it would be too much competition for his snack bar and the event wouldn't be profitable enough for him. Plus the kegs of beer we buy from the bar is generally/historically bought at cost which reduces his beer sale profits - it would have been great for the tip-receiving bartenders, but not the bar itself. I can't afford to feed everyone through his snack bar with just the $300 I have budgeted each year - insert gratitude for Mike Clarke and Chico Locker & Sausage HERE. So he decided this afternoon to pull out and cancel the event at his Tackle Box.
As the Oasis, Down Lo, Empire, and Eagles know, the event is not meant to be a purely profitable 'gift' for the bar. It's still profitable, probably more than a standard Saturday early afternoon, but it's more of a way for the bar to get exposure to the 200 players and their guests and the guest's family and friends. As the annual sole host, it's also a way for that bar to thank ALL the players, not just the home team, who make the bar's Thursday and Tuesday nights throughout the league seasons profitable almost year-round. So anyways, Tackle Box is out.
Stacy, who's been around these blocks a few times, took this opportunity with open arms and would like to invite you and your friends to the Oasis Bar & Grill this Saturday afternoon from 1:00pm - 6:00pm or so. Everything is exactly the same - free beer, free tri-tip with pot luck dishes, free pool, trophies, awards, and of course the famous raffle - just back over to the Oasis. This also means more tables for open play and tournaments, so we'll look at this disapointment as a positive for the players.
Be sure to thank the Oasis, and of course the Oasis bartenders who will be raking in the tips now, by purchasing drinks and food outside of the free ones provided. Buy Stacy, your teammate, Meredith, your friend, the champion Bulldogs, the random girl at the bar plenty of shots, purple hooters, Beam & Cokes, and those delicious Oasis french fries. They are accommodating us last minute.
Sorry for any inconvenience - we are going to lock down these issues at the next Captain's meeting. The Tackle Box will not be in our normal rotation of party host bars for at least 3 years, if they want to do this in the future at all. It's ultimately up to them.
So again, thanks for your patience and we'll see you on Saturday - at the Oasis, 1:00pm!
Here's the NEW flier with the Oasis changes...
Click on the flier above to enlarge if you can't read the fine print...