What Should the City Do About Bangkok Paradise?

The business was in the news this weekend — what are your thoughts on the issue?

The Salem Police reported a stabbing and a 50-person unruly group in front of Bangkok Paradise on Sunday (Read about the situation here).

This morning, contributor William Legault shared his thoughts on the situation, including how he believes the city should handle it (What did Bil have to say?).

Now, we want to hear from you — What should the city do about Bangkok Paradise? Do you see similar issues in other parts of the city?

Let us know in the comments.

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Witch and let Witch October 01, 2012 at 06:25 PM
The city needs to formally investigate, and, if necessary, take punitive measure against Bangkok. While a street fight is not really a business's responsibility, a certain level of negligence warrants punitive measures. I read the blotter and I see a lot of busy bodies clutching the pearls over a drunk stumbling home or a guy on the common with a metal detector. I also see a lot of manhole-guarding by the fuzz (I believe there are 91 uniformed officers in SalemPD). Police and citizens alike should care more about property crime, violent crime, and city ordinances and less about regulating individuals non-criminal behaviors. Don't get me wrong, I like and appreciate the police force. How much blood is spilled by drunk drivers? How much of our precious tourism dollars come from bars and restaurants? Nothing is free, and I personally am willing to tolerate the risk factors associated with these types establishments, within reason (street fights and stabbings are not within reason; the occassional bar fight is).
Justin Mattera October 01, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Well said
john October 01, 2012 at 09:47 PM
I think a simple solution is to force places with a history of trouble to hire a police officer to work at the door. To those who think that SPD are not doing their best,think again.Police respond to situations and take control. This problem comes to the licensing board which is chaired by the former police chief,St.Pierre,and I think we will see a very strong reaction from that board.
R Lim October 16, 2012 at 06:50 AM
Bangkok today got their entertainment license revoked for six months (one day BEFORE their scheduled hearing). We had some amazing DJs scheduled to play in Salem this month. Certainly the biggest acts in nightlife Salem has ever hosted. Its sad that Salem can't be a par of this. I always saw Salem as a great place for business, but its clear to me now that although Salem is a great location the city doesn't have what it takes to support its nightlife. This is ultimately going to hurt business... not help it. Way to go SPD! You burned your witch!
JOHN CAHILL October 16, 2012 at 11:36 PM


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