Sunday, July 26, 2015

The score so far: Club Good Times vs 100 block of South 4th

In citing his opposition to the recent court decision on Club Good Times, the mayor mentions "quality of life issues for residents in the area" of the establishment and specifies trash and public urination (LINK HERE). Possibly valid points, but are those issues any worse than at some other areas of town, in particular, the 100 block of South Fourth Street, where trash routinely lines gutters and after-dark activity reminds one of lines from a Guns N' Roses song:

   "Welcome to the jungle, it gets worse here every day,
     You learn to live like an animal in the jungle where we play . . ."

Although Columbia Spy has no evidence of public urination near the club or elsewhere, we did endeavor to check out the trash situation at Club Good Times this morning and found the following:

A few small items and a plastic straw.  
Granted, the club needs to get rid of a small number of weeds at the front entrance and in the alley - which, by the way, are much less obtrusive than at many other areas of town. Overall, though, the condition of the property was not bad for a Sunday morning, after what one assumes would have been a Saturday night of "activity."

Speaking of the 100 block of South Fourth, here's a quick video we shot as we walked there this morning:

We believe the video speaks for itself.


  1. That amount of trash on a sidewalk and in the street is completely unacceptable. The street sweeper is not a trash collector. If you threw it there, pick it up and put it where it belongs. I'm surprised there aren't mice running around.

  2. i want to know WHY the code enforcers are NOT citing every one of these properties owners EVERY DAY for this trash. it's totally unacceptable and is proof they are NOT performing their jobs.

  3. It's actually beyond trash, it's filth.