24 hour establishments – trouble?

12/28/2009:

There’s a good reason why there are so few 24-hour establishments in Hoboken (besides financial)…

24 hour 7 eleven hoboken nj a trouble magnets

Breeding grounds for trouble!

As the bars close, and the inebriated need to find a place to eat and gather – the police calls for fights and disturbances very often come from the food establishments that are open to serve them.

Whether it’s the Spa Diner, Malibu Diner, (and even late-night pizza places like Imposto’s and 7-Star) – and the new 7 Eleven they always seem to attract trouble. But how do you prevent these incidents from transpiring?

Poll: Your feelings on 24-hour places

What statement most strongly echos your thoughts about 24-hour establishments?

About 24-hour places, I think:

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I for one, love the all-night places – and wish there were more uptown!

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16 Comments on "24 hour establishments – trouble?"

nbm3
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nbm3

24 hour places serve a purpose in this town and every other town. Each establishment should be responsible for keeping it’s business under control and problem free.

plywood
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plywood

Well put. Hoboken Daily News doesn’t have a huge problem with this, why should 7-eleven? I would think we have all been 14 or so and hung out by a 7-eleven or the like at odd hours a few times. It’s as much part of our national experience as getting a wedgie or having some one give our sneaker a flat tire. Just keep it under control and try to remember what growing up is like. There are plenty of worse things a kid could be doing, and they wouldn’t be doing them in plain view for that matter.

In response to nbm3 who said:
24 hour places serve a purpose in this town and every other town. Each establishment should be responsible for keeping it’s business under control and problem free.

getz76
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getz76

Getting a slice of pizza, a taco, or a Slurpee at 4 a.m. is not a problem. Acting like a gigantic asshole is a problem.

Bars over-serving? Fine the bartender and the bar. People acting disorderly? Ticket them. Cars parked illegally? Boot them.

Aggressive meat-heads are much less aggressive after pepper-sprayed, fined and having their license suspended.

A bunch of kids loitering in public? Not a problem. They have the right to assemble. As long as they are not blocking passage or creating a disturbance, get off their case.

NJDevils1087
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NJDevils1087

Exactly.

Surely no one can be making the argument here that local youth around a 7-11 at odd hours of the night are more of an issue than bar patrons, in HOBOKEN of all places.

In response to getz76 who said:
Getting a slice of pizza, a taco, or a Slurpee at 4 a.m. is not a problem. Acting like a gigantic asshole is a problem.

Bars over-serving? Fine the bartender and the bar. People acting disorderly? Ticket them. Cars parked illegally? Boot them.

Aggressive meat-heads are much less aggressive after pepper-sprayed, fined and having their license suspended.

A bunch of kids loitering in public? Not a problem. They have the right to assemble. As long as they are not blocking passage or creating a disturbance, get off their case.

jazzeru
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jazzeru

no more cops please! we have more than we need and with 80 million of our budget allocated to salary & wages, benefits, and debt service we just can’t afford it.

if you don’t like the bar crowd move uptown its much quieter 🙂

DEADMAU5
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DEADMAU5

There should also be a law that states if you work in a bar you can not drink while in premises. Bartender, owner, manager, whatever. I have seen many bar keepers get all tanked and go out in town and get all loud and nutty.

Irish
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Irish

@ deadmaus what the heck does your comment, #9 have to do with anything that this thread is about? Stay on subject or don’t post at all TIA

In response to DEADMAU5 who said:
There should also be a law that states if you work in a bar you can not drink while in premises. Bartender, owner, manager, whatever. I have seen many bar keepers get all tanked and go out in town and get all loud and nutty.

plywood
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plywood

Perhaps it should be on the store to hire security if they are creating a magnet for dangerous situations. Why should it fall on the taxpayer to police this problem magnet so 7-eleven can make money at all hours? If it becomes a hang, many people won’t think to patronize the place at odd hours anyway out of fear.

DEADMAU5
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DEADMAU5

If i owned the shop id post a huge “NO LOITERING” sign outside with some fake wireless cameras that you can get on eBay for $5 each. In the end, if something happens inside that 7-11 and someone gets hurt, 7-11 is going to pay for it.

In response to plywood who said:
Perhaps it should be on the store to hire security if they are creating a magnet for dangerous situations. Why should it fall on the taxpayer to police this problem magnet so 7-eleven can make money at all hours? If it becomes a hang, many people won’t think to patronize the place at odd hours anyway out of fear.

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