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Bar Operators Create Peer Association

Nightlife Venues Will Create Standards to Self Regulate
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As residents began to integrate into the Church Street Marketplace commercial district in Burlington, Vermont, conflicts emerged. Three cabaret owners, who worked together through Burlington’s Hospitality Resource Panel on efforts including a sound ordinance and rerouting taxis to improve closing time egress, organized as an association of peers to focus on proactive collaboration to improve security, service and safety. Though Burlington’s Hospitality Resource Panel offered a place at the table for cabaret owners to join other stakeholders in developing strategies to plan, manage and police Burlington’s growing nighttime economy, no forum existed for cabaret owners to proactively collaborate as peers. 


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