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September 6, 2013

Bars told to curb late-night fights


“It’s seems like you are running a good operation, but you need call police whenever there’s a problem,” Ratte told Kaskiewicz.

Commission member Tim Coco said he visited the business and was disappointed by the atmosphere and crowd. Beer, he said, was being sold for $1.50 a glass.

“Beer for $1.50 encourages over-drinking,” Coco said.

Ratte said downtown has been relatively free this summer of the kinds of late-night trouble that has dogged the area in the past, including fights, vandalism and excessive noise that bothered people who live in downtown apartments and condos.

“We’re trying to bring in the bar owners as soon as we see potential problems, so we can warn them and head off trouble,” Ratte said.

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