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with the sorority and fraternity market, 29th, alive wherever it ends up become an annual event, at the onset of
although we welcome anybody," relocating. a new school year, for the police to
Rogers said. "I don't feel we have any "Our club is difficult to describe," he make themselves more visible around
competition for this market." said. "We appeal to music lovers. the campus bars for a week or two. Ob-
(Continued from Page 3) According to Rogers, management Rick's is definitely more of a neigh- viously, police priorities are such that
feels that as long as the place is main- borhood bar for the campus com- they can't check on every 20-year-old
market in Ann Arbor," said the man tained well, the crowds will keep munity. We're more of an intellectual all term. The purpose of the early ex-
who runs the Church Street coming. "We don't do anything to take show bar. posure is to let all parties know that the
establishment. "The old Second Chan- advantage of our position," he said. "We welcome most anyone it appeals situation is being monitored.
to. It has nothing to do with the way Problems with the law vary from bar
ce was a considerable draw anyway. ou're dressed." to bar. While one owner claims to have
Crowley was also willing to give his yur rse.
view on what has made Rick's suc- UE TO the nature of their business While the future is up in the air right received only one ticket since his
cessful in its five-and-a-half years of the people that run the campus now Tiboni thinks that things will only establishment opened, others have had
existence bars are understandably reluctant to get better. "A little bigger space will to deal with trouble more often. By law,
"Through the use of different bands go too deeply into certain aspects of the give us the opportunity to present some the police must spend timeumonitoring
and marketing of different crowds," he industry. The atmosphere is more acts that have a larger price tag," he each establishment. Frequentig one
said, "we've made ourselves available relaxed downtown where the students says. "There is a space we've been above another is considered
to different segments of the market." are fewer. negotiating for that I think we're going harassment.
todfeetsget ftemre.to get." One might think that the state would
keep tighter rein on liquor sales on or
F YOU have a car, the city can boast near college campuses, but this does
I of a number of establishments that not appear to be the case. According
'What the layperson doesn't take into ac- offer a little more space. Bennigan's to some owners, Ann Arbor establish-
and The Bombay Bicycle Club, located ments receive similar treatment to
count are the expenses involved in main- opposite each other on State Street, their counterparts around Michigan.
taming your equipment. I would say the near Briarwood Mall,'are franchise "In Ann Arbor," says Tiboni, "I don't
establishments. Bombay, has the sense that there's an exorbitant amount
return on investment is reasonable, but not reputation of being the bar where law of pressure on the bars. For the most
students go when they crawl out from part, the liquor control commission
their underground library on Friday uses the local police as their enfor-
-Norm Fultz, nights. Bennigan's is popular for its cement."
well-stocked bar. A story that recently appeared in the
manager of Dooley's The Fraser's Pub, situated on Detroit Free Press claimed that social
Packard, near Stadium, has taken over drinking may be tapering off. If indeed
the marketing position formerly oc- it is, local proprietors haven't noticed.
cupied by Dooley's. They seem to cater All of them said they were satisfied
to the sports fanatic, as evidenced by with the state of their respective
their being the first establishment in businesses. Frequenting bars and
Rick's takes advantage of the num- As a group, the campus bars seem to town to subscribe to Sports View, the clubs is as much a university custom as
ber of bands available to attract the draw mostly upon the same clientele - service that broadcasts many Univer- worrying about being three weeks
loyalties of a number of audiences. On a mixture of town folk and -curious sity basketball games and other ex- behind in class. The number of com-
any one night it might feature SLK students. The Blind Pig, Del Rio, The clusive sporting events. petitors here has been consistently
playing before a packed house of un- Heidelberg, Mr. Flood's Party, and Old At the same time they offer drink growing and, while some express con-
dergraduates, the New Salamanders Town each have their own student specials reminiscent of those at cern about saturation, everyone claims
entertaining medical students, or, like followings, but perhaps Joe's Star Dooley's in years past. to be making a living,.
this past weekend, blues singer Lonnie Lounge, currently located on Main Ann Arbor clubs may not offer as
Brooks, who is very popular with the Street, is best known. HEN ASKED about the major much as Columbus' High Street or East
local crowd. with very competitive Joe's has been featuring a variety of pro lem confronting bar owners in the Lansing's Grand River Avenue (after
drink prices and its central location, live acts since its opening in January, city, the response was unanimous - all, people at Michigan study), but they
Rick's has been able to utilize low-key 1982. Tiboni, its owner, is currently policing one's own facilities. do fill a role. The city may not be as in-
advertising and word of mouth to retain searching out a new location, because Since the majority of university un- tellectual as Cambridge but there's
its popularity. the site is to be converted into a high dergrads are not 21, management at something for everyone.
While Rick's and Second Chan- rise. these bars and clubs are faced with a Although changes are frequent, the
ce/Nectarine Ballroom have featured "Odds are that (the new location) will nightly onslaught of potential atmosphere is a constant. As one place
music since their respective openings, be downtown, as opposed to closer to problems. It is a responsibility they do changes formats, another moves into
Dooley's did not add its dance floor un- campus," siad Tiboni. "Closer to State not take lightly. the vacated niche. From Shari in her
til the summer of '83. Prior to that, Street, there doesn't seem to be a "We have to be very careful," says house sweatshirt, to Al, who wears his
Dooley's attracted huge crowds with its suitable space that is even remotely af- Johen Rogers. "If a minor gets caught name on his shirt pocket, Ann Arbor
drink specials. Monday was Dime Beer fordable." drinking here it's five dollars for them, bars and clubs can accomodate them
Night, Tuesday was Ladies' Night, Tiboni is proud of the heterogenous which is nothing. Yet it could be our all.
Wednesday featured 2-for-1 on mixed crowd that his club attracts. He says he license."
drinks, and Thursday night was known will keep the spirit of the Main Street According to several bar owners who
for the always-popular "Beat the Lounge, which closes its doors on the preferred not to be quoted,- it has Bergida is a Daily sports editor.
Clock", when prices would change on
the hour. Dooley's gained a reputation
as a hard-drinking sports bar,- the
place where everyone threw up for his
first time. Times have changed,
though.
"Adding dancing gave us a new s, ,..
dimension," said Fultz. "We're filling
a void in the market, a nice place for
the college student to go dancing."
Dooley's offers a mix of current
popular music but retains one facet ofw
its past, the sports orientation. Three of
four times a night during football
season (more during Ohio State week),
the latest from Prince or the Talking
Heads is interrupted by The Victors.
"We do things on an on-going basis to
better our establishment," Fultz said.
"Everything is meant to make the
overall presentation better."
Charley's, along with its counterpart,
The Count of Antipasto, has such a well-
established reputation that anything
one can say woud just be repetitive. Nectarine Ballroom: Bright lights and fashion
"Our location makes us an attraction
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