Bars Open On Halloween



For the first time in more than a decade, bars in downtown Carbondale will be allowed to open on Halloween.
 
City Council members voted 4-2 on Tuesday to let bars on The Strip operate this year. City officials say they'll allow the bars to open for business as part of a one-year experiment.

Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler and Councilman Lee Fronabarger voted against the idea, while Councilman Lance Jack abstained from the vote because he owns a business on the Strip.
 
The bars were shut down for almost 15 years on Halloween after rioting and vandalism.
 
Councilwoman Jane Adams says she supports the change, which will allow three bars to operate.
 
She says the new regulations won't lead to a "street party."
 
But Mayor Joel Fritzler voted against the move. He says any Halloween mayhem could hamper development.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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