The Locker Room is NOT part of the problem

Dear Editor,

I am the owner and operator of The Locker Room Bar & Grill and have been for the past 18 years. Today you ran an article regarding Papa's Pub which is directly next door to my establishment. I was not happy to see that you mentioned the Locker Room as having similar problems as Papa's Pub.

"Why other parts of the block have seen serious renovations, others have lagged behind and the dark reputation for drug dealing, violence and other criminal activity has hung there like a perpetual cloud. That's been true of Papa's Pub and Grill at 9635 16th Ave. SW and the bar next door, The Locker Room."

First of all, you NEVER interviewed myself, my customers or my employees.

The Locker Room is not and has not been the problem.

Papa's Pub, aka, Hideaway, Joe's Diner, Brewskies all have a history of various (and some serious) infractions. I have worked diligently to ensure the saftey of my customers, my employees and have built a strong reputation in White Center as not being tolerant of illegal activity in or around my business.

We do not wish to be linked in ANY way to the illegal activity going on in other businesses in White Center. Painting the Locker Room in the same negative light as other businesses (without even talking to me or my employees) could affect the livelyhood of myself, my employees and our families.

Thank you,

Rick Rovegno

The Locker Room Bar & Grill

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