Mar 13, 2012
commented on Surprise: Neighborhood Activists Complain About Later Bar Hours In Seattle (I.E. Put Cart Before Horse, Light Cart on Fire)
I own a 24 hour restaurant, with a bar that currently closes at 2am and reopens at 6am. Our 6am happy hour customers are people who have worked late shifts. Doctors and nurses from ER's who work 4 10 hour shifts get done and want a cocktail with their meal. All sorts of other jobs also end between 2am and 8am. There is no reason to deny these people who are contributing members of our city a place to go and socialize after work like everyone else can enjoy. There is no logical no data driven reason to deny them.
How many doctors and nurses are eating at the 5-point at 6am vs. the number of those still coked-up from the night before and day drunks? Be honest about this and quit patronizing people with your sunshine and lollipops version of how things work at night time hours.
I'm not against the idea of bars staying open later hours, but I am against the steady stream of bullshit that comes out of the mouth of Meinart and the Nightlife folks who act like this isn't anything but more opportunity for a select group of business owners to make more money. There will be no staggered hours at your local bar. It will only be at THEIR bar.
Jun 22, 2011
commented on US Mayors Backs Red Light Cameras
The private companies who operate and collect on the red light cameras appreciate your support Goldy! Way to promote the privatization of law enforcement!