by Amy Atkins
On Thursday, April 14, and Thursday, April 21, local landmark the Cactus Bar will take 50 cents off the price of a beverage for every canned food item you take in. Jeffrey Phillips, who works at the Cactus, came up with the idea and will deliver the canned goods on the following Fridays to the Women's and Children's Alliance on Washington Street.
Phillips said the bar won't quibble over how you want to use your discount: If you bring in four cans, you can take $2 off one drink, $1 off two drinks, 50 cents off of four drinks ... you get the idea. The bar is open on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-2 a.m. and the deal is good all day. If the Cactus sees enough participation, the owner plans to continue the practice all summer long and possibly add more days.
If you don't necessarily want to belly up to the bar for a barrel of booze, you can still donate. Just drop your cans of food off with the bartender.
For more information, stop by the Cactus at 517 Main St.