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Comment from the Owner of Front Street Brewery

In response to the implication of GKirk88 implying that my restaurant over-serves alcohol to "make a few bucks", we close at midnight every night and are clearly not part of the problem of over-serving alcohol. We are also a restaurant and not private club (bar) and serve our full food menu every single hour we are open.

In response to the other posts urging a boycott of my restaurant, everyone is entitled to their own opinion but if you ask Lieutenant Perkins who is in charge of the Downtown police you will learn that he supports my having the NOTTT foundation out on the streets after midnight every Friday and Saturday when the fighting is the worst.

The purpose of my company paying the NOTTT Foundation to be out on the streets after midnight every Friday and Saturday night is to try to help defuse angry altercations before they actually turn into fights. They are not hired to do "security" on public property. That is one of the functions of WPD, and Lieutenant Perkins and his officers are doing a GREAT job of maintaining law and order and consistently arresting perpetrators of fights with the limited resources they have. Greensboro, for example, has fewer bars and typically has smaller crowds downtown late at night on weekends than Wilmington yet has approximately twice as many officers assigned downtown on Friday and Saturday nights than does Wilmington.


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