FOX 43 reported this week that "Restaurant Row is preparing for Saint
Patrick's Day which will surely bring thousands of people down to
the area. And with a recent string of violence, everyone is talking about
what to do to make this area safer. Police chief Pierre Ritter says extra
lighting, added security personnel and a little common sense would go
a long way." (See
Several recent violent incidents, including the stabbing death of a 21-year-old
York man have caused the city police and restaurateurs to focus on solutions.
While the "row" is surely safe, security is extra high, so be
wary as your party and plan to drive home. Increased patrols always lead
to a higher rate of DUI stops! For those of you who are old enough to
remember Hill Street Blues, in the words of Sergeant Phil Esterhaus: "Hey,
let's be careful out there!"