Three years after owner Chris Flores opened the Sloppy Donkey bar near the Ohio State University campus, he decided he no longer wanted to contribute to students getting “blackout drunk.” Flores told the Ohio State University Lantern God spoke to him and made him realize it was a better idea to turn the Sloppy Donkey into a Mexican restaurant. Las Maracas is scheduled to open later this month.
(For the record, about three-quarters of the approximately 2,100 Ohio State students responding to a 2009 American College Health
Association survey reported having at least one drink in the past 30 days. About 40 percent reported having more than four drinks the last time they “partied.”)