But, Franklin added, ‘‘If the drinks are bad, even if the giving is good, I think people will go elsewhere instead.’’
It’s something Vilelle and other charity bar owners are aware of.
‘‘First things first, you have to be a good bar and restaurant regardless of the charitable mission. That’s not going to keep people coming back,’’ Vilelle said.
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