It's a given.. every Friday and Saturday night ..
Fights at or around the HARDWARE BAR.
I cringe. Our poor police come rushing to the scene. I worry about them.
I also worry about someone getting shot.
Well, it almost happened on Saturday morning.” Shots fired” 2:15 a.m. in the Parkade .
Now let me tell you that parkade is packed on a weekend night. And some jerk is just shooting!
Thank God no one was hurt. It was a miracle because I am sure it was packed with people leaving the bar.
Thank you to the police, the witnesses and the residents of Provincial Towers ( God bless those poor folks for putting up with this night after night ) .
The shooter was caught.
Enough is enough with this bar.
Night after night there are fights and property being destroyed.
Windows broken, bottles and vomit everywhere. And let’s not forget the idiots who pull the fire alarms in the parkade every Friday and Saturday. Real funny.. our firefighters have to go out for this nonsense.
This bar promotes excessive drinking. I have seen the patrons coming out. It is quite an experience.
It is a “ BACHELOR PARTY” atmosphere.
Our police respond and some have gotten hurt.
And when they do get hurt, I am sure the taxpayers will foot the bill. And in the meantime 911 is holding calls from all over the city because our police are too busy with the drunks to tend to the taxpayers .
Who benefits from this bar? Not the surrounding businesses. They are closed. And not even the parkade. There are no fees after 8 p.m.
I am all for having fun.. and bars have been in downtown forever but nothing like this.
It is a nuisance bar. Period.
Identifying Nuisance Bars
Although there may be numerous ways to identify a nuisance bar, the most common avenues are through:
- Police reports
- Pa Liquor Control Board and Pa Liquor Control Enforcement citations
- City Code violations
- Citizen complaints
911 has the ability to check the call logs and see how many times the police have been called to this place. I think it would really be an eye-opener.
West Chester had the right idea..
Bar with hard first year shuts its doorsPermanent residents of this neighborhood have long complained about the rowdy, drunken behavior some of their student neighbors exhibit.
Shortly after the Hardware Bar opened, the proprietor started papering South Walnut Street with advertisements for cheap drinks and for what some residents regarded as trashy events.
One flier advertised $3 Long Island Iced Teas. Another advertised an event called "Bras Across Walnut Street," a Haiti benefit. Many of its fliers noted patrons had to be "18 to party, 21 to drink."
Residents said they believed the Hardware Bar's marketing strategy encouraged underage drinking and belligerent drunkenness. In January, their complaints prompted state Liquor Control Enforcement to conduct an investigation.
It is my humble opinion that this is NOT the kind of bar we need in the heart of our city. It is sleazy and crude.
What is a public nuisance bar?
A “public nuisance bar” is one with illegal or unreasonable conditions or activities that interfere with public rights or prevents law-abiding members of the community from living in peace. Examples of such conditions or activities include:
- Drug Usage
- Drug Dealing
- Service to Visibly Intoxicated Persons
- Urinating / Vomiting