As a Raleigh resident for several decades, I was taken aback by the one-sided flood of pro-tavern sentiment published in the Sept. 21 Community Conversations “Downtown Raleigh.”
All folks are asking for is a little balance, and in return we hear complaints about the old downtown being segregated, vacant and dull.
How should I have explained to my middle school students that the vomit we needed removed (thanks, kind city employees) before we could fully enjoy our street painting project is a small price to pay for our vibrant and revenue-generating night life in our capital’s heart?
Is it that adulthood means they get to have all kinds of overindulgent fun as they leave their bodily fluids for others to clean up after they have left in a fog?
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Downtown Raleigh is for everyone – young and old and those who come out in the daylight.