Skid Row crackdown targets 2 restaurants

first_imgLooking to shut down a thriving narcotics and prostitution business in Skid Row, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo announced legal action Thursday against two restaurants and a deal with a hotel to stem ongoing problems. Joined by Councilwoman Jan Perry and police officials, Delgadillo said the city is filing action against Craby Joe’s Bar and Mr. Fish for allowing drug deals on the premises at Seventh and Main streets. “Business and property owners have a responsibility to maintain their stake in our community by fostering growth, not crime,” Delgadillo said. “If they fail to live up to that responsibility and deliberately ignore the criminal activity on their property, we will hold them accountable.” Delgadillo said his office met with the owners of the property a year ago and asked for better lighting and security guards on site, but no changes have been made. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Delgadillo also said the city is seeking to reach a deal similar to its agreement with the owner of the Vogue Hotel on Spring Street. The hotel owner has agreed to try to stem prostitution at the site. [email protected] (213) 978-0390last_img read more

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