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Is The Pocket a pocket full of trouble?

I was walking my dog tonight in the Pleasure Point neighborhood and got a good scare as I heard a fight break out AGAIN at The Pocket. Groups of men were fighting in the parking lot and one even looked like he had a bat. I was honestly afraid guns would be pulled. There's no where to hide so a stray bullet would have been hard to avoid. Makes me wonder about how safe a place like the Pocket is. I love a good dive bar but the crowd here seems rowdier than needed with drunk people roaming the neighborhood and yelling almost nightly. It's a pretty sucky situation for the mellow people and families that just like living near the beach. Is there anything we can do??
Teresa D. November 05, 2013 at 07:12 PM
This is very cool! I'm relieved and glad to see so many people jumping in to talk more about this -- especially glad to see Jerry on here. On Sunday as I walked plenty of people were coming out of the Pocket, to watch the incident. It's always sad when people just stand around and watch violence. I'm not one of those people and did call the cops right away. I'm sad to hear that even Jerry has been assaulted in our neighborhood. That's just a bummer. Sounds like everyone can agree there has been some trouble overall in the area and it isn't good for business or those who live here every day. It is good to hear that things are getting better now that Jerry is the owner. Obviously things take time to evolve. And I know this is an uphill battle with the 7-11 right next store. --> So the question still remains what can we do to make that whole shopping center better? Jerry if you have suggestions I would love to help and can swing by to talk anytime.
Jerry's Front Pocket November 05, 2013 at 07:26 PM
I'm here everyday after 12pm. Stop by anytime. Love to here your input.
Mike Tell November 05, 2013 at 08:33 PM
Teresa You should walk into the Pocket on any given night and I will bet you your next drink you will be back. Don't judge a book by its cover. Jerry has turned a questionable joint into a very respectable bar. If the local police spent a little more time on the red box fools the whole scene would be better off. You might even walk out with some new friends, for life, like I did. Thanks Jerry. Keep up the good work!
Wendy Ridgway November 06, 2013 at 08:13 PM
Seems to me 7-11 is the problem. Why not close the laundry at 8(like everywhere!) and get rid of the 7-11. I worked at KSCO for 7 years& that 7-11 is always a hub of trouble- morning, noon& nite! Jerry,you need to call on them( their employees are skeezy, too. They won't do it).The bar has bar issues, but the 7-11 has teenagers. Why cant the cops get the kiddies for curfew, btw?
kem akol November 07, 2013 at 10:34 AM
how about some CAMERAS?? and signs posting that YOU ARE UNDER SURVEILLANCE??

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