I understand that you didn't say that. I never said you did. You claim I was going to play the race card as if it's a bad thing to point out racism. Read the thread. The cliental at El Rincon has been called "Animals" the place has been called a "sheet hole", it's been suggested we burn it down, etc. Where is all of this hate coming from? Most of the people making such comments have probably never been there. They don't understand that the Brewery, Blue Shamrock and Fox Hall have bigger problems with under age drinking and violence.<quoted text>
I didn't use the word dump. Those that did are probably referring more to the clientele than the place itself. It can still be a dump no matter how nice it looks inside.
You know what they say about dressing up a pig. It's still a pig.
The fact that The Sun called a cat fight, a fight between two girls, a "brawl" just ads to the fire storm of ignorance. The fact of the matter is, El Rincon has been there for many years and the problems are few, especially when compared to some other Lowell bars. Any bar is going to have problems. But people seem to hate this place in particular. Gee I wonder why?
Mind you there are other minority bars, the Portuguese places(reds) are a known coke haven, for example. But they are not in the mainstream of downtown so people don't see what happens there. The real problem people have with El Rincon is that it's a place full of Spanish people in downtown Lowell. Any incident there gets blown out of proportion by scared and ignorant folks who have no idea what they're talking about.
Hey if you want to see real trouble, hasten the return of Brian's Ivy Hall on Merrimak st.. That place was owned by a cop so they didn't get in very much trouble. But when they first opened it was the most violent place in Lowell. To that end, I find it interesting that Brian's is re opening in a location that had been shut down to to "noise" because the newbies at Moller's Loft could hear the music through the walls.(hey they bought a condo next to a bar but who cares about the details?)
How will it be any different now at the new Brian's? Moller's still shares a wall with the Brian's location. The only difference between the club that was shut down and the club that is about to be opened in the same spot, a spot that was declared to violate Moller's rights even thought the club was there before Moller's is... the color of the skin of the new owners vs. the Latin club that was shut down in the very same location. Makes you wonder.