As a 25 year veteran of the tavern business, I certainly welcome any suggestions to make my customer's experience safer and more enjoyable.
My philosophy has always been to keep things from getting too far out of hand and many of my customers say they like coming to Fort Pearl because there are not the problems with fights they find elsewhere.
One of the challenges in this business I work on is to keep the pathologies that may exist nearby from coming on my property. I like to think the fact I live on site is helpful as well.
Most customers...particularly those in the Army are very good about making transportation arrangements and looking out for one another. We try to do that too with all our patrons.
When you are in the business of selling a good time, its important to stay within the rules and keep an eye on things. I am not so sure patrols interceding with the operation of a business is what I would do, but like most in my industry, I welcome the suggestions and concerns anyone has. The person best motivated to address those concerns is the one with their livelihood at stake.....
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