In my boyhood hometown of Youngstown, OH, there was a tavern where one or both owners were retiring & the son(s) was/were taking over. The fathers were known for impartial discipline, but the son(s)didn't want to reprimand or 86 when both customers in a conflict were his buddies/ regulars. In a few years word got around among the bad element that they could pull (feces) & get away with it, so more gangstas came in while law-abiding citizens stayed away. Finally, they went out of business & re-opened 6 miles away in a fancier building in a rural area & started over.
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