Wonders never cease with The Union newspaper. This weekend it is reporting (on the front page, no less): “The blockade of a passageway next to a 150-year-old building in Nevada City lounge bar thrust its owners into the center of a heated debate in town and on social media.”
“A metal gate now stands at the entrance of what used to be known in the community as Duffy’s Alley, a passageway adjacent to the Golden Era cocktail lounge that had been used as a public shortcut.”
Huh? I’ve seen some of the “shifters” (AKA Nevada City’s bar-hopping, retired “good old boys,” at least in some instances) complain about the gate on Facebook, and I guess they went to The Union to raise a ruckus.
But it is not a “heated debate” in town.
Worse, the article doesn’t offer an on-the-record comment to back it up. The building once housed Cirino’s and before that, Duffy’s Success. The current owners have invested money to reopen the space, which was closed after Cirino’s shut down.
They ought to be praised, not blamed. The “old boys” of Nevada City can be a detriment to change, because of selfish, provincial agendas.
How are we going to attract millennials, higher-paying jobs and more business to our towns?
A “heated debate” over a gate is podunk.