Re "Neighborhood pubs in Salt Lake City? Not so fast, brother" (Tribune, July 18):
The devil is being conjured up, right here in River City! Neighborhood bars are being proposed. Property values will plummet. Crime will soar. Unsavory characters will be everywhere lock up the women!
Where do people get these ideas? Are they handed down from Uncle LaDell and Aunt Lavina? Or is it just intuition? These are the same arguments used in the 1950s and '60s when African Americans moved into white neighborhoods.
Neighborhood bars are low-key and nondescript. You wouldn't even notice one unless you read the outside sign.
Kudos to the mayor and City Council for thinking outside the box. How ludicrous to think one might have a drink and be able to walk home. One person at the council meeting hit it on the head "neighborhood pubs and neighborhood bars exist in every neighborhood in every city in the world."
I expected responses at the meeting to reflect Salt Lake City, not Sandy or St. George.
Salt Lake City