WalnutSurprise wrote:0Ls, disregard this post. I know from plenty of experience that polkij is full of shit here. Beer Run's drafts are standard prices and they also lets you make your own six pack, which is a pretty sweet deal
polkij's right in that they do charge a noticeable premium. if what you want is at teeter, it'll be cheaper there. if what you want is to look at a shitton of beers, you pay the shitton of beer tax at either beer run or wine warehouse. ymmv
Ixiion wrote:Related Q to the shootings: My mother lives there and was telling me about how the opposite side of campus is "dangerous"; a lot of reported rapes and general crimes. Is it actually that bad (& if it is, where? where should I be avoiding?) or is it just over-protective parent-ness?
heh. over protective parent ness.
she could be talking about a few different neighborhoods. most likely based on how she worded it are those on the "wrong side of the tracks" e.g. the fifeville neighborhood along cherry avenue. i live there and one of my intended roommates had to cancel his lease when his mom found out where it was. there is basically one street in fifeville that she's right and you should stay away from these days (prospect avenue). the rest of fifeville is gentrifying somewhat quickly. i feel safe living there and stumble home from bars more often than i grab a cab.
or she could be talking about 10th and page. there were some isolated gang busts in that area a few years ago and uva folks lost their shit. but like fifeville, you're never gonna have any reason to be there..and it's not terribly close to the school, just to the wertland block party / undergrad housing off university avenue.
more importantly for your purposes, i'm pretty confident that you have "more crime" to worry about when you go to the corner or date a men's lacrosse player (rip yeardley) than you do anywhere near-ish grounds except prospect avenue after midnight.
by the way, the emails we get from the university police chief...most of them occur where undergrads live (rugby, 14th, corner, brandon...and one indecent exposure in clemons library) not in the midtown area described above. obviously there is some crime in midtown, but to me you're more likely to be the victim of a crime around the corner or grounds..and everyone feels safe there except theresa sullivan..so being leery of midtown at night just seems silly to me.