Do you remember a few posts back wherein I used the term "Benji Effects" to refer to any activity in which people engage that is meant to have a positive result even though the person/people performing such an activity know damn well that it AIN'T gonna work? Well, as predicted, The North Shore Bar and Grill are back up to their old antics!
A few coats of paint and a new closing time of 10 p.m. change nothing when the same tomfoolery that prompted these changes re-occur. The "business as usual" mentality and "private" parties that appear to have extended closing hours have resulted in the first tribal police intervention in weeks. Though whatever happened was dealt with quickly, the troubling fact that there are times when there are patrons in the bar WAY past 10 p.m. (i.e., 10:45 p.m. - 12 a.m. or even later) is definitely a recipe for another shooting.
The idiots which frequented this spot had moved to a BBQ place about a mile from here and within a few weeks of their presence, one man was dead and several shot. Don't know who took over the place, but it is now a Bavarian beer joint. They've made a definitive decision not to have violence in their establishment by not encouraging the type of gun-totting fools to patronize their business. Sorry, but lets face it. Businesses which serve alcohol and play rap/hip-hop music tend to bring out the worse in folks. It's quite unfortunate as these genres of music are not really the culprit: It's the people that seem to think it's a cultural thing to listen to it AND carry guns that are the problem. But I can't change their attitude; just try to protect myself, my family, and my neighbors from the deadly end result.
Wake up, bar keeps! As long as you continue to entertain the Bongo Boys, you'll always have the possibility of trouble. But I don't think it matters much to them as they don't live directly across the street from the front line.
11 hours ago