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Downtown Grand Haven business owners fed up with loitering problem

There are 4 comments on the Muskegon Chronicle story from Jun 19, 2009, titled Downtown Grand Haven business owners fed up with loitering problem. In it, Muskegon Chronicle reports that:

Doris Fekken had hoped the reduction in teen rowdiness she saw outside her Jumpin' Java Coffee House late last summer would survive the long cold winter.

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United States

#1 Jun 20, 2009
I don't care where it is, if the kids are cussing at pedestrians, vandalizing personal property and scaring business away, they should be stopped.

Excusing bad behavior has become our "National passtime" and if someone asks for help to make it stop they are portrayed as the bad guy.

If I owned a business downtown GH, and these kids were hanging out in front of my store, I'd play kidzbop music, the Barney theme song, and Sesame street music songs, that would drive them away.
Go Blue

Lake Worth, FL

#2 Aug 13, 2009
When did parents start to feel that they are not responsible for their children anymore?

Since: Jul 08

United States

#3 Aug 18, 2009
selfishness,no respect for others,thinking they are better or above others.
This is what their parents have allowed because they are too busy keeping up with the Jones's or just plain lazy parents.
Its going to be a great future.

United States

#4 Aug 21, 2009
I live right on Washington street and for the most part I dont have any issues with most of the kids there. Some are quite friendly and entertaining. There are those though that are a bit mouthy and cause problems. I am out everyday and a few do make me nervous. My teen son visited from out of state for the summer and didnt like hanging out down there. He mentioned some were very rude and it made him nervous. I cant say "all" the teens are causing problems but I do agree there are a few that need to be handled by authorities. I saw 2 chasing each other and almost knocked an older person down by the Java Hut. Other than a few down there causing problems, I love living downtown. Earlier comments on another issue show me living in PA but I do live downtown Grand Haven.

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