Positive OC Encounter at Krogers in Groveport

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Positive OC Encounter at Krogers in Groveport

Postby 18M_RWR » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:49 pm

I stopped at the Kroger in Groveport today for some flu medicine and after getting some I decided to peruse the snack isle. As I was standing there trying to decide which bag of chips I wanted (but shouldn't be buying) I saw a middle aged female Kroger employee coming down the isle pushing a stock cart.

As she approached me she said "I'm glad to see you have a ccw". I simple said thank you (I was actually open carrying using my IWB holster as I am still waiting for my CHL to be processsed). She went on to say "We need more responsible people carrying, there are just too many crazy people out there. I always feel safer when I see some has a ccw. In fact I don't like going into any place that has the no firearms signs."

I said I agree we need more responsible people carrying. And that I also don't like to go into any place that doesn't allow firearms. She then thanked me for making her feel safer. I believe she worked in meat department as she had the typical white butchers apron on and was headed that way.

She really made my day :D as I have felt like crap all day think I am finally catching the crap that has been going around work....
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Re: Positive OC Encounter at Krogers in Groveport

Postby MyWifeSaidYes » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:35 pm

18M_RWR wrote:... I have felt like crap all day think I am finally catching the crap that has been going around work....


Nah.

You're experiencing 'shooter's withdrawal'.

No, not THAT kind of shooting...I mean gun shooting.

Run up to Vance's in Obetz and put some lead downrange. :mrgreen:
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Re: Positive OC Encounter at Krogers in Groveport

Postby 18M_RWR » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:51 pm

MyWifeSaidYes wrote:Nah.

You're experiencing 'shooter's withdrawal'.

No, not THAT kind of shooting...I mean gun shooting.

Run up to Vance's in Obetz and put some lead downrange. :mrgreen:


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Re: Positive OC Encounter at Krogers in Groveport

Postby troy bilt » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:30 pm

I'm not sure about this Krogers but I know that some if not most Krogers have wine and beer tastings.

If I remember right carrying without a CHL where alcohol is being consumed is against the law here in Ohio.

Am I remembering this correctly?
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Re: Positive OC Encounter at Krogers in Groveport

Postby JustaShooter » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:08 pm

troy bilt wrote:I'm not sure about this Krogers but I know that some if not most Krogers have wine and beer tastings.

If I remember right carrying without a CHL where alcohol is being consumed is against the law here in Ohio.

Am I remembering this correctly?


That is correct.
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Re: Positive OC Encounter at Krogers in Groveport

Postby 18M_RWR » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:04 pm

I frequent Kroger stores weekly and have seen several types of food tastings being offered but never wine or beer tastings. But maybe these Krogers you mention are much more upscale than those I frequent in central & southern Ohio.

Do these upscale wine & beer tasting Krogers you mention have a license to serve alcohol or only sell it? What locations provide this service?
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Re: Positive OC Encounter at Krogers in Groveport

Postby troy bilt » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:34 pm

18M_RWR wrote:I frequent Kroger stores weekly and have seen several types of food tastings being offered but never alcohol of any kind.



I frequent quickie stop daily. Never seen it get robbed.
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Re: Positive OC Encounter at Krogers in Groveport

Postby 18M_RWR » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:46 pm

troy bilt wrote:i frequent quickie stop daily. Never seen it get robbed.


Oh I see....
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Re: Positive OC Encounter at Krogers in Groveport

Postby Tru-Heathen » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:56 pm

troy bilt wrote:I'm not sure about this Krogers but I know that some if not most Krogers have wine and beer tastings.

If I remember right carrying without a CHL where alcohol is being consumed is against the law here in Ohio.

Am I remembering this correctly?



My local Kroger has yet to have such a thing. But Hardin County isn't "upscale" !
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Re: Positive OC Encounter at Krogers in Groveport

Postby 18M_RWR » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:04 pm

troy bilt wrote:I'm not sure about this Krogers but I know that some if not most Krogers have wine and beer tastings.

If I remember right carrying without a CHL where alcohol is being consumed is against the law here in Ohio.

Am I remembering this correctly?


PLEASE name the locations of these "some if not MOST" Kroger stores that have wine AND beer tastings for me. So I can be sure to NEVER enter there premises even after I finally receive my CHL.
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Re: Positive OC Encounter at Krogers in Groveport

Postby troy bilt » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:37 pm

18M_RWR wrote:
troy bilt wrote:I'm not sure about this Krogers but I know that some if not most Krogers have wine and beer tastings.

If I remember right carrying without a CHL where alcohol is being consumed is against the law here in Ohio.

Am I remembering this correctly?


PLEASE name the locations of these "some if not MOST" Kroger stores that have wine AND beer tastings for me. So I can be sure to NEVER enter there premises even after I finally receive my CHL.


Why would you choose to not patronize after receiving your CHL? Its Ohio law not Kroger law :roll:

PLEASE research witch establishments you choose to OC in before hand. Its not my job to do that for you.
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Re: Positive OC Encounter at Krogers in Groveport

Postby 18M_RWR » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:07 pm

troy bilt wrote:Its not my job to do that for you.


I was just looking for an example of such a Kroger store you mentioned above or have you never actually seen this take place in a Kroger store?. Also so that I adhere to Ohio law; in these Kroger stores that you've seen having wine and beer tasting was there any way to know they were serving alcohol at time prior to entering the store or did you just happen to see it in a random isle within the store? Asking so that when I do my research in which establishments I choose to OC in I am doing it correctly.

Maybe I should never OC in any business/establishment, I mean how would I know if they would spontaneously decide to have a wine and beer tasting.
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Re: Positive OC Encounter at Krogers in Groveport

Postby Chuck » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:02 am

18M_RWR wrote:
troy bilt wrote:Its not my job to do that for you.


I was just looking for an example of such a Kroger store you mentioned above or have you never actually seen this take place in a Kroger store?. Also so that I adhere to Ohio law; in these Kroger stores that you've seen having wine and beer tasting was there any way to know they were serving alcohol at time prior to entering the store or did you just happen to see it in a random isle within the store? Asking so that when I do my research in which establishments I choose to OC in I am doing it correctly.

Maybe I should never OC in any business/establishment, I mean how would I know if they would spontaneously decide to have a wine and beer tasting.


Almost ANY Kroger CAN have a wine tasting, I believe
I know for a fact that the one in Pataskala has had them in the past.
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Re: Positive OC Encounter at Krogers in Groveport

Postby Brian D. » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:23 am

18M_RWR wrote:Do these upscale wine & beer tasting Krogers you mention have a license to serve alcohol or only sell it? What locations provide this service?


The ones that do tastings definitely have the proper premises-consumption licenses. Big as Kroger is, the Ohio Department of Liquor Control wouldn't overlook a violation of that nature. Maybe the state would rather issue fines than sell the proper licenses, if the truth be told, from a revenue standpoint. But if a business is willing to pony up the licensing fee, ODLC will sell them the piece of paper instead.
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Re: Positive OC Encounter at Krogers in Groveport

Postby JustaShooter » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:40 am

18M_RWR wrote:
troy bilt wrote:Its not my job to do that for you.


I was just looking for an example of such a Kroger store you mentioned above or have you never actually seen this take place in a Kroger store?. Also so that I adhere to Ohio law; in these Kroger stores that you've seen having wine and beer tasting was there any way to know they were serving alcohol at time prior to entering the store or did you just happen to see it in a random isle within the store? Asking so that when I do my research in which establishments I choose to OC in I am doing it correctly.

Maybe I should never OC in any business/establishment, I mean how would I know if they would spontaneously decide to have a wine and beer tasting.

As long as the consumption isn't taking place at the time you are there, it doesn't matter. And once you have your CHL, it doesn't matter either. But certainly, there are places that aren't restaurants or bars that have Class D licenses and occasionally have wine / beer tastings. I know the Giant Eagle near my office has occasional wine events on Friday evenings. So therefore it is wise to be prudent and observant.
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