Meeting with Lieutenant and bar owner proposed
Hello, I have been contacted by a Lieutenant in the 18th Police District, who is trying to set up a meeting between neighbors and the property owner. It sounds like the Lt. would be happy to have people present complaining about any of the bars this guy owns (Watusi I, Watusi II, and New Third World). If you're interested in attending the meeting, PM me. I'm trying to work out scheduling now. It will likely happen at Spruce Hill Community Association within a week or so.
This should be amusing. What the hell is this guy going to say? Give me a break on the hundreds of thousands of dollars of unpaid taxes and L&I fines I've racked up because I'm a nice guy. The New Third World is a living testament to how little of a **** this guy gives about the neighborhoods his bars occupy. I want to go to this meeting and throw a bucket of piss on this guy so he understands what it's like to live near that cesspit.
Originally Posted by fuzzycraig
I think the cops are really coming around to the notion of what a nuisance these places really are. Noel is feeling the pressure. He's reaching out to the cops to smooth things over. The cops are reaching out to community members to express publicly that the increased police presence is needed.
Originally Posted by thoth
I don't live near enough these places to attend and complain but I have a prediction
Noel: I can't control what people do after leaving my establishments, most of the problems come from other places or people that aren't my customers anyway, it's hard out here for a small businessman in this economy and industry...
Good luck with the meeting!
A few pieces of additional news
I'm told by the Sheriff's office that the tax sale for the Watusi II has been -- no surprises here -- postponed until August 15.
That said, I know that police have been putting pressure on all three bars. I'm told that there was a police action at the New Third World this past weekend. From what I heard, the bar owner and two bar tenders were arrested for serving after hours. Small potatoes, to be sure, but a step in the right direction.
The meeting between the bar owner, the police, and the neighbors has not been scheduled yet. But I'll keep you posted if it looks like it's going to happen.
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