Saturday, October 15, 2005

Rebuilding under the influence

Big Easy Bar Owners Bemoan 2 a.m. Curfew

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Under normal circumstances, parties in the rollicking French Quarter last well into the morning in bars that never close. Business owners have been eager to let the good times roll again in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but they say a 2 a.m. curfew is putting a damper on their plans.

"They want us to rebuild the city but do it their way," said Jim Monaghan, owner of Molly's at the Market. He's among the many bar owners frustrated with the slow pace of recovery in New Orleans.

The French Quarter was largely spared by Hurricane Katrina, and many out-of-town disaster-relief crews - along with law officers, soldiers, reporters and even tourists - have been crowding its bars and restaurants, despite the midnight curfew decreed by the mayor Oct. 6.
Good to know that those out-and-about guys carrying nail guns, claw hammers, 9mm handguns, and military assault weapons have just come off an early morning jag.


Anonymous Eldridge Gu said...

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12/24/2005 9:38 AM  

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