Saturday, May 26, 2007

Missing the Point?

  • Already overflowing with bars and booze, Wrigleyville has finally had enough of what a community leader once called the "Bourbon Street atmosphere" around Wrigley Field.

    On Thursday, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) took the first of two major steps designed to turn off the spigot.

Isn't this the point of Wrigleyville? People want to be close to the "party town" atmosphere? We can understand cracking down on overly loud party-goers, but didn't most of them move there for this purpose?

Where else are the city ambassadors going to take International Olympic Committee members for a good time? Bridgeport? Talk about trying to kill the golden goose.

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24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Myabe just amybe the bar owners need to payoff more to tunney but then again he is a millionaire as owner of ann sathers restaurants! maybe huberman could take care of him in a bar then all would be great huh?

5/26/2007 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe too many intolerant heteros are moving in to the neighbrhood.

5/26/2007 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous 44th ward fan said...

I like that proposal HE had a few years ago where he wanted to park buses near Wrigley and have an immediate court w/judges for drunks/violaters.
Cool thought, but medieval! They could've sentenced people and hauled them to that steambath at Belmont/Halsted. Oil or no oil?

5/26/2007 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add some large footguys to that intersection, and give'em carte blanche or import a few South Korean Riot Coppers..............

5/26/2007 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets vote the area around Wrigley Field dry. The drunken Tomfoolery must end. Every time cops go out drinking they start fights. Change the general orders to prohibit being armed while drinking.

5/26/2007 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Ronnie Woo Woo said...

It is the same story with the people who bought their homes near Midway or O'Hare, and for that matter, near the El stations, the RTA, the highway, etc,etc,etc....

You KNEW this BEFORE you moved into the area, then WHY are you complaining about it now??

As Elwood said...

How often does the train come by...?

"So often that you can't even tell"

Wow, this is an awesome apartment on Waveland, two bedrooms and one bathroom for ONLY $1800 a month. Look there is Murphy's Bleachers - that looks like it will be fun...

Now you complain - I do not get it.

5/26/2007 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Theres nothing worst than a DRUNK North sider........if you come across one......try not to laugh (he will think your flirting with you), don't make eye contact (he will comment on your beautiful eye color), and walk away at a fast pace and don't look back (or you will see him starring at your ass) Women....no need to worry but if your looking for a significant other...come to the South side.

5/26/2007 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a thought,don't spend any money in this city.

5/26/2007 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wrigleyville yuppies who gives a shit! Let them all drink! make millions and destroy the area piss everywhere fight then we can watch the yupiies fight like the sissies they are as eveidenced by the pussies from the jefferson park incident! GET EM GIRLS!

5/26/2007 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i used to work in 019 1st watch and would just shake my head at the older yuppies who grew out of the party scene and then expected the hood to change with them. they would call in noise comlaints on a younger version of themselves. just like the assholes who move next to an existing raodway, railway or airport and then want to shut it down.
hey, didn't daley do that.....it must be a chicago thing.

5/26/2007 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous rack lover said...

Obviously, the Wrigleyville "community leader" has never been to N'awlins for Mardi Gras.

While baseball is okay, my friends and I would go there much more often just to enjoy the glorious sight of bare boobage! Sure beats sunsets!

LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER!

5/26/2007 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did the Wrigleyville cicada say???

Where did all the straight people go?

5/26/2007 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There should be no complaints, whats the average cost for a home in Wrigleyville? Looks like the realestate values have not decreased so whats the complaint?

5/26/2007 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love in the article Cmdr Tojo said he "Had two Homicides last year, one 50 ft from a 4am bar."

2 in a YEAR? Where I work its 2 per week AT LEAST.

Funny how the other half lives.

5/26/2007 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC whats da matta with Bridgeport, we'll kick their Olympic bitch asses and take their money

5/26/2007 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Richard Brezak was Superintendent he put out Pax 501s and other notices that you do not have to carry your gun off duty and especially if you are going to be drinking. Calling 911 is all that is required for taking Police action.

5/26/2007 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

build more bars that way you have more money to pay off daley-tunney that will make them happy then all will be ok!

5/27/2007 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he wants to make it a gay Mardi Gras so he can get a date! This city is full of assholes who're out there to make a name for themselves...good or bad. They want a ban on everything a tax the shit out of everything.

P.S. fois gras is delicious!

5/27/2007 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm getting the urge to drink a lot of beer, then go over and piss on the wall at Wrigley. Go White Sox!

5/27/2007 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Celtic Avenger said...

Hey,

the area around Wrigley is loaded with straights looking for booze and action.

The gay scene is further east on Halsted and Broadway. Some might say specifically at the sw corner of Addison and Halsted, but I will let the sout side coppers claim that.

As for the idea of curbing bar hours, MORONIC.

Tunney is a pain in the ass and yes the pun was intended.

5/27/2007 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...Some might say specifically at the sw corner of Addison and Halsted...

In the gas station?

5/27/2007 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Celtic Avenger said...

Oh yeah.

I heard a funny story years ago about an "incident" in the Shell station involving two men. It involved one not having any pants on.

Right across the street from Lakeview's finest. Talk about quick response time.

When the "Checkers" haumburger joint was across the street I heard some other amusing stories.

Oh well. Don't ask. Don't tell.

5/27/2007 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Right across the street from Lakeview's finest. Talk about quick response time."

"2 in a YEAR? Where I work its 2 per week AT LEAST."

You so-called ghetto warriors are nothing more than a bunch of patsy clowns, pimping for da mare & making zero difference in the ratholes you work in.
Go sandbag another "1" you're a bargain for the city...

5/28/2007 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember Daley is a SOX fan.

5/29/2007 10:43:00 AM  

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