Lounge 11 news
This past weekend, I received a couple emails about Lounge 11, some fights, blood, noise, etc. I have nothing against them per se, have promoted their events and even have a fairly respectable review of the food there.
Unless the readers sent photos, or I heard something similar on the Live Hoboken Police and Fire radio, I didn’t want to publish them. I’m sure there are several neighboring residents that are just plainly unhappy a bar/lounge is near them…
However, I just received a letter that a resident sent to Councilman Michael Russo (copying Hoboken411). In this instance I find it fair to post here:
Do the right thing
“Dear Mr. Russo,
I am writing to you in regards to Saturday night (early Sunday Morning) at Lounge 11.
I am a neighbor to the bar and a brand new resident of Hoboken. I was coming home Saturday night to find spill over from the bar of about 6 people hanging out on my front doorstep. My boyfriend approached the employees of the Lounge who were standing outside to remove the people, so we could get in, to which he replied “my bouncer isn’t here yet.” I find this hard to believe, as it should have been closing time – had they operated all night without security? So we fought our way through the drunken crowd on our door step to get home…. Minutes later there was a blood bath.
I have never seen such a large fight in my life, it was extremely frightening and violent. This worries me about what could or will eventually happen in the future of Lounge 11. Someone could get killed, and in this case, people were really hurt considering the blood stains all over the street. Obviously Lounge 11 can not control their crowd – there are extremely dangerous fights breaking out, people spilling over onto private property and making a ruckus for the rest of the neighborhood. Who knows what will happen next. This place does not belong on Madison street, or anywhere else in Hoboken, actually…anywhere in the country!
It absolutely devalues the community. I urge you to take action on this matter. There are a lot of upset and scared people. I shouldn’t be afraid to return to my home on the weekends because of the situation at the corner bar. It’s disgusting.
I trust you will do the right thing.”