No reason to serve liquor at the Hatch
Mayor Byron Brown's idea of serving liquor at the Hatch, located at the Erie Basin Marina, is a bad idea. The Hatch is a family-oriented destination where people enjoy taking their kids during the summer months. The mayor's proposal will turn the Hatch into a nightclub environment not suited for children.
Templeton Landing and the new Liberty Hound provide adequate establishments that serve alcohol. Buffalo would be better served with an indoor water park for kids rather than another watering hole for city workers to frequent. This will also make the waterways of Buffalo less safe by encouraging boaters to operate their vessels while under the influence of alcohol.
City Hall should stay out of the nightclub business. The mayor must think that bars are the answer to everything. Even the building approved by the city for Washington and Perry streets will have two skating rinks and, you guessed it, a sports bar.
David M. McNamara