Sophia's Tavern nuisance bar fluff piece

Sophia's Tavern nuisance bar fluff piece

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boots upside your head

Erie, PA

#1 Aug 1, 2013
Scott McClelland thinks a drug depot and notorious west side neighborhood nuisance bar, Sophia's Tavern, is cool because it has old stuff in it. From the 1950's. Wow.

And he thinks the owners, the Holowienkos are cool too.

But he has serious amnesia. The Holowienkos owned not one but two of Erie's disgraceful nuisance bars which were their respective epicenters of drug dealing, violence, and prostitution.

The Holowienko's 901 Cafe on Parade Street effectively took down East Erie Turners (since looted and gutted by the bank) and discouraged people from going to the 9th and Parade area where Kraus Hardware and other businesses are located. Ask the Kraus people about that bar. Or the Erie Police Department. Sinnott of course did nothing about. No surprise there.

Now the Holowienkos want to have people go to their West side nuisance bar thinking the nearby residents have forgotten about the shootings and brawls in the street, the prostitutes, the drug deals and exchanges in front of their homes, and the nightly police visits.

The bar has been under investigation by the PLCB and other authorities and was supposed to get its license revoked. This is exactly what a neighborhood under siege wanted.

And you can tell people that the owners aren't responsible for what goes on in and outside the bar, but nobody buys it. The owners know what's going on inside that bar and have done nothing to change it.

BOYCOTT that sh*thole Sophia's Tavern. Make the Holowienkos pay for havoc their nuisance bars have caused.

Drink of the week for Sophia's - Molotov Cocktail.

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Jim S

United States

#2 Aug 2, 2013
Well said. Too bad Sophia's hasn't been shut down yet.
Father Serpico

Cleveland, OH

#3 Aug 2, 2013
Bless you sinners.
Father Righteous

United States

#4 Aug 2, 2013
Father Serpico wrote:
Bless you sinners.
I know for a fact Father Serpico gets his Sacramental Wine every day at Sista Sophies.
Father Serpico

Cleveland, OH

#5 Aug 2, 2013
Father Righteous wrote:
<quoted text>
I know for a fact Father Serpico gets his Sacramental Wine every day at Sista Sophies.
Bless you Father Righteous. And I carry out a few of those downtrodden ladies of the evening to save their souls.
Carrie Nation

Washington, DC

#6 Aug 2, 2013
boots upside your head wrote:
Scott McClelland thinks a drug depot and notorious west side neighborhood nuisance bar, Sophia's Tavern, is cool because it has old stuff in it. From the 1950's. Wow.
And he thinks the owners, the Holowienkos are cool too.
But he has serious amnesia. The Holowienkos owned not one but two of Erie's disgraceful nuisance bars which were their respective epicenters of drug dealing, violence, and prostitution.
The Holowienko's 901 Cafe on Parade Street effectively took down East Erie Turners (since looted and gutted by the bank) and discouraged people from going to the 9th and Parade area where Kraus Hardware and other businesses are located. Ask the Kraus people about that bar. Or the Erie Police Department. Sinnott of course did nothing about. No surprise there.
Now the Holowienkos want to have people go to their West side nuisance bar thinking the nearby residents have forgotten about the shootings and brawls in the street, the prostitutes, the drug deals and exchanges in front of their homes, and the nightly police visits.
The bar has been under investigation by the PLCB and other authorities and was supposed to get its license revoked. This is exactly what a neighborhood under siege wanted.
And you can tell people that the owners aren't responsible for what goes on in and outside the bar, but nobody buys it. The owners know what's going on inside that bar and have done nothing to change it.
BOYCOTT that sh*thole Sophia's Tavern. Make the Holowienkos pay for havoc their nuisance bars have caused.
Drink of the week for Sophia's - Molotov Cocktail.
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What your whiney screed overlooks is that Sophie's has been there as a local bar forever, and its clientele reflects the neighborhood- which I guess isn't to your taste. Scott had it right. If you don't like the place, have a chablis spritzer at the Erie Club and stay out of the West 6th neighborhood.
Stu Pedaso

Warren, OH

#7 Aug 2, 2013
It's a PAID Times-News Infomercial!
David Crosby

Cleveland, OH

#8 Aug 2, 2013
Stu Pedaso wrote:
It's a PAID Times-News Infomercial!
Get off this site Pedaso, you are a Dummy.
Any Beason

Canton, OH

#9 Aug 2, 2013
Home sweet home
David Crosby

Cleveland, OH

#10 Aug 2, 2013
Any Beason wrote:
Home sweet home
You are a low-life Dummy.
Enward

Montpelier, OH

#11 Aug 2, 2013
boots upside your head wrote:
Scott McClelland thinks a drug depot and notorious west side neighborhood nuisance bar, Sophia's Tavern, is cool because it has old stuff in it. From the 1950's. Wow.
And he thinks the owners, the Holowienkos are cool too.
But he has serious amnesia. The Holowienkos owned not one but two of Erie's disgraceful nuisance bars which were their respective epicenters of drug dealing, violence, and prostitution.
The Holowienko's 901 Cafe on Parade Street effectively took down East Erie Turners (since looted and gutted by the bank) and discouraged people from going to the 9th and Parade area where Kraus Hardware and other businesses are located. Ask the Kraus people about that bar. Or the Erie Police Department. Sinnott of course did nothing about. No surprise there.
Now the Holowienkos want to have people go to their West side nuisance bar thinking the nearby residents have forgotten about the shootings and brawls in the street, the prostitutes, the drug deals and exchanges in front of their homes, and the nightly police visits.
The bar has been under investigation by the PLCB and other authorities and was supposed to get its license revoked. This is exactly what a neighborhood under siege wanted.
And you can tell people that the owners aren't responsible for what goes on in and outside the bar, but nobody buys it. The owners know what's going on inside that bar and have done nothing to change it.
BOYCOTT that sh*thole Sophia's Tavern. Make the Holowienkos pay for havoc their nuisance bars have caused.
Drink of the week for Sophia's - Molotov Cocktail.
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scott mc clelland doesn't know the difference between a sphincter and a vagina.
David Crosby

Cleveland, OH

#12 Aug 2, 2013
Enward wrote:
<quoted text>scott mc clelland doesn't know the difference between a sphincter and a vagina.
Yeah, like you do Enward. You POS Dummy.
Enward

Struthers, OH

#13 Aug 2, 2013
Enward wrote:
<quoted text>scott mc clelland doesn't know the difference between a sphincter and a vagina.
I know what a sphincter is. I looked it up in the 5th grade when people used the word sphincter.
David Crosby

Cleveland, OH

#14 Aug 2, 2013
Enward wrote:
<quoted text>I know what a sphincter is. I looked it up in the 5th grade when people used the word sphincter.
Then you know that you are in fact a walking spinchter. You POS Dummy.
Eric from Solon

Brook Park, OH

#15 Aug 2, 2013
Carrie Nation wrote:
<quoted text> What your whiney screed overlooks is that Sophie's has been there as a local bar forever, and its clientele reflects the neighborhood- which I guess isn't to your taste. Scott had it right. If you don't like the place, have a chablis spritzer at the Erie Club and stay out of the West 6th neighborhood.
Oh, come on.
ken kesey

United States

#16 Aug 2, 2013
it has a gentle sounding name but it's a den of iniquity
boots upside your head

Erie, PA

#17 Aug 3, 2013
Carrie Nation wrote:
<quoted text> What your whiney screed overlooks is that Sophie's has been there as a local bar forever, and its clientele reflects the neighborhood- which I guess isn't to your taste. Scott had it right. If you don't like the place, have a chablis spritzer at the Erie Club and stay out of the West 6th neighborhood.
troll, how much do you pay for crack at sophia's? the bar has been there since the '50s and it has been a crime bar for the past decade. guess when the owner bought it? 10 years ago. before that it did reflect the neighborhood it was a nice place. i know i've lived in the neighborhood for 28 years. i'll just walk down to 3b's and hang out with the real people of my neighborhood. my neighbors and i will continue to work with the state police to close that bar and hold the owners responsible.

people like you who have a taste for drugs and whores will just have to find another place to buy.
Zugzwang

Erie, PA

#19 Aug 3, 2013
boots upside your head wrote:
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troll, how much do you pay for crack at sophia's? the bar has been there since the '50s and it has been a crime bar for the past decade. guess when the owner bought it? 10 years ago. before that it did reflect the neighborhood it was a nice place. i know i've lived in the neighborhood for 28 years. i'll just walk down to 3b's and hang out with the real people of my neighborhood. my neighbors and i will continue to work with the state police to close that bar and hold the owners responsible.
people like you who have a taste for drugs and whores will just have to find another place to buy.
Wrong again loser. The war on drugs........how's THAT going? Governments world-wide have been on the front lines losing that battle for decades. Prostitution has been around since the beginning of time and has been scorned by Religion, society, politicians AND people in general but it still thrives and exists. As long as there is a need for a service and/or goods, said market for such goods and/or services will exist. Closing Sophie's will simply move the drugs and prostitution to another location. Now before you decide to get all Dr. Phil on me, remember prohibition? Making alcohol illegal was supposed to end drinking in the US. How well did that work out? It didn't. Speakeasies popped up everywhere. How about anti-gambling laws? There are casinos within 100 miles going in ANY direction. How about total nude strip clubs? What was once a taboo has been pretty much accepted as norm and forgotten.
Jim S

United States

#21 Aug 5, 2013
Zugzwang wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong again loser. The war on drugs........how's THAT going? Governments world-wide have been on the front lines losing that battle for decades. Prostitution has been around since the beginning of time and has been scorned by Religion, society, politicians AND people in general but it still thrives and exists. As long as there is a need for a service and/or goods, said market for such goods and/or services will exist. Closing Sophie's will simply move the drugs and prostitution to another location. Now before you decide to get all Dr. Phil on me, remember prohibition? Making alcohol illegal was supposed to end drinking in the US. How well did that work out? It didn't. Speakeasies popped up everywhere. How about anti-gambling laws? There are casinos within 100 miles going in ANY direction. How about total nude strip clubs? What was once a taboo has been pretty much accepted as norm and forgotten.
I bet you're the assclown that put all those ron paul stickers all over town.
David Crosby

Cleveland, OH

#22 Aug 6, 2013
You are all a bunch of Dummies. You must like living near that Sophia's poop hole.

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