Water Street violence worries for business owners, leaders


Water Street business owners concerned about violence

A Milwaukee alderman is calling for the city to ratchet up enforcement in the downtown entertainment districts following continued issues surrounding massive crowds, reckless driving, fighting and two weekend shootings.

MILWAUKEE – A Milwaukee alderman is calling for the city to ratchet up enforcement in the downtown entertainment districts following continued issues surrounding massive crowds, reckless driving, fighting and two weekend shootings.

Milwaukee police say a 27-year-old woman from Milwaukee accidentally shot herself during a large fight near Water and Juneau. Bartenders told FOX6 News the disturbances and violence are curtailing customers from coming in and getting cocktails, which means less cash they can’t afford to lose.

As bars on Water Street opened for the evening Monday, some owners questioned whether they’d have enough staff to keep them open.

The owner of Red Rock…

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