I would like to apologize for my comments made in the “Street Talk” segment in the most recent edition of the Independent. There was a lengthy dialogue that took place with my friends and me and the compressed dialogue, out of context, may give an inaccurate presentation about the establishment Charlie B’s. I have never been, or witnessed anyone being, “over served” at the establishment. Its employees conduct themselves with a high sense of professionalism, responsibility and genuine care when dealing with their customers and when interacting within the community. All comments about drinking were about myself personally and were not meant to be connected with the establishment. Charlie B’s is one of the greatest bars in Missoula. Its philanthropic efforts, long history and character make it so. I apologize for any and all comments that would make anyone think otherwise.
Douglas K. Shappee