As a sort of follow up to my Unintended Consequences thread on this board here is the following food related segment I just watched. High end retailers such as Nordstrom and Saks have had Cafe's in their stores for a little while now, however their latest plans are to add booze into the mix. Nordstrom, Saks and American Outfitters are experimenting with serving alcohol in their stores.
The thought process is obviously a buzzed shopper is a happier shopper and with the libations will come higher spending than normal. Also, for the married couples keeping the husband happy and occupied in the bar/lounge will give the wife more time to shop till she (or he) drops.
As I said in my other thread, I just might have to go shopping and try this out!!