I live downtown, I'm in my twenties, and I go out drinking and let loose almost every weekend. If you don't think a large crowd of people can get together under one roof, get drunk, and stay out of trouble, check out Blue Post. They card people at the door every night, its always packed with drunk people, and there are never any fights!
When I walk home I stay away from 2nd and market because of this club. One time on the way back to my apartment, my girlfriend and I stopped in to get some pizza at princess pizza on princess and 2nd (one block over) and saw a large crowd of people walking towards 2nd and market yelling. Soon after, gunshots were fired and someone was shot. (We had to hide out in the bathroom) This wasn't the first time, and after looking online about the club, I found out someone was stabbed in the back a few weeks earlier!
City Limits did the smart thing and hired cops to stand guard outside!
The problem doesn't seem to be with people consuming alcohol, but mentality of certain people. I'm not sure you can stop this, but at least now that this club is shut down, I won't be scared walking home.
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