The comments about the demise of — both those who say good riddance and those who wish it weren't so — have been flooding in since Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced Monday that because of underage drinking violations.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 64 percent of the 249 people who answered a on the subject said they thought the bar was doing the best it could and that it shouldn't be shut down. (The poll is still open and included at the bottom of the article, so add your vote if you haven't already.)
Here's a sampling of the comments that people posted on the original story and on Evanston Patch's Facebook page, as well as what's been floating around the Twittersphere:
Cyndi Gage wrote on Facebook: They were given SEVEN! years to get their act together. During that time there were 111 alcohol related incidents. All they had to do was card people coming in. I mean, how easy would that have been. They should have been shut down years ago. (and I'll bet most of the 50% that wanted it to stay open were underage drinkers)
Gregg R. Baker wrote on Facebook: The Keg should be closed for good. Every company can make a mistake, but they've made several. And they are putting our community at risk. Not only should they be closed for good, but I would like to see the City of Evanston pass a The Keg Policy which basically clamps down hard enough that no future Kegs will be able to open in our midst.
Andrew North wrote on Facebook: oh go away you must like deadville usa cause gess what it's evanston fools
Evanston Eastsider wrote in the comments: The mayor's bumbling and ineptitude in her dealings with new and existing Evanston businesses would be funny, if only it weren't at the expense of we, the citizenry. Mayor Tisdahl's reign of terror on this city cannot end soon enough.
And Evanston Resident retorted with: 111 alcohol-related ordinance citations since 2005 - that means they've averaged 1-2 citations per month for the last seven years. Yeah, revoking their liquor license is really unreasonable.
Jason Arican Tweeted: Today, The Keg of Evanston was closed down. Tomorrow, I start my 7 days of mourning.
While David Uberti tweeted: You can't argue against closing #TheKeg. You just can't.