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Old 07-08-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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Default Newark restaurants who want to stay open past 9 PM now legally required to hire armed guards

Newark City Council approves ordinance requiring eateries that stay open late hire armed security | NJ.com

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NEWARK — The Newark City Council today approved legislation that calls for late-night eateries to post armed guards after 9 p.m. until they close.
Terrible news for the small business owner. I imagine this would hurt profits quite a bit (gotta imagine armed security doesnt come cheap)
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Bridgeport, PA
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Oh well. They shouldn't be open that late anyway. They just lure in the lowlife element and quite frankly too many of these places exist in the city and Essex County.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:48 PM
 
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Oh well. They shouldn't be open that late anyway. They just lure in the lowlife element and quite frankly too many of these places exist in the city and Essex County.
Marv - are you actually 95 and only go to early bird dinners? What's wrong with working late and catching a late dinner, that could easily go past 9?
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Bridgeport, PA
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Marv - are you actually 95 and only go to early bird dinners? What's wrong with working late and catching a late dinner, that could easily go past 9?
Actually I'm 28 and often chow down well past 7. These ain't your McDs, KFCs, Subways, Italian pizzerias, etc. These are unkept, worn-out fried chicken shacks--many with bulletproof glass. They are unsavory, unhealthy and often attractted mischief late at night for years.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:09 PM
 
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Actually I'm 28 and often chow down well past 7. These ain't your McDs, KFCs, Subways, Italian pizzerias, etc. These are unkept, worn-out fried chicken shacks--many with bulletproof glass. They are unsavory, unhealthy and often attractted mischief late at night for years.
OK - I missed the part about it only applying to eateries that serve less than 20 people. I understand your point now.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Holmdel, NJ
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council members must own an armed guard company or they are throwing a bone to the local police.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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I think that's terrible. Not all pizzerias serve those intent on crime. I cannot imagine not being able to order a couple of pies after 9pm on a weekend.

Not only did we sometimes hit a pizza joint after the movies as a kid, but sometimes we'd head home or to someone's house and order a bunch of pies at 11. I know we did this for my kids and now for my grandkids. Armed guards at pizza places after 9pm is ridiculous.

But then I don't know any pizza place that had to have bulletproof glass!
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Bridgeport, PA
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I think that's terrible. Not all pizzerias serve those intent on crime. I cannot imagine not being able to order a couple of pies after 9pm on a weekend.
Armed guards at pizza places after 9pm is ridiculous.

But then I don't know any pizza place that had to have bulletproof glass!
These aren't typical pizzerias. They aren't even pizzerias.

And you're from NYC right? I know there's plenty of these shacks with bulletproof glass in the Bronx, Harlem, Brooklyn, Jamaica, etc.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:02 PM
 
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Terrible news for the small business owner. I imagine this would hurt profits quite a bit.
That is true, but the presence of the Coroner's van outside a restaurant does not exactly do wonders for a business either.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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Doesn't really send The message that Newark is too safe. Pretty dumb PR move.
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