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Salem chamber of commerce announces "One Strike, You're Out" initiative

Posted by Ryan Mooney  October 12, 2012 10:22 AM

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Step out of line at one of the local watering holes in Salem and you could find yourself banned from 22 of the city's favorite bars and restaurants.

The Salem Chamber of Commerce has announced the fifth year of the "One Strike, You're Out" initiative here in the city. Anyone who is arrested at or served a no trespass order by the police department for a participating restaurant or pub will also be barred from all of the other participating establishments for six months.

"The initiative is a joint effort to ensure all Salem restaurant patrons a positive and pleasant experience," Rinus Oosthoek, executive director of the chamber of commerce, said in a statement. "All participating restaurants agree to abide by a zero tolerance no trespass program."

The zero tolerance initiative comes just two weeks after an ugly incident involving a large number of patrons of Bangkok Paradise on Washington Street.

There will be regular contact and evaluation between participating establishments, the police, and the city's licensing board. Police will provide participating bars and restaurants with "No Trespass" flyers, including photographs of offenders.

"One Strike, You're Out" participating establishments:

43 Church

Adriatic Restaurant & Bar

Bangkok Paradise

Brodie's Seaport Café

Café Polonia

Finz Seafood & Grill

Flying Saucer Pizza Company

Fresh Taste of Asia

Great Escape Restaurant

Gulu Gulu Café

Hawthorne Hotel

Murphy's

Old Spot

O'Neill's Irish Pub and Restaurant

Red Lulu Cocina and Tequila Bar

Regatta Pub

Rockafellas

Salem Beer Works

Tavern in The Square

The Howling Wolf Taqueria

The Lobster Shanty

Victoria Station & Vic's Boathouse

Ryan Mooney can be reached at globe.mooney@yahoo.com. Follow him on Twitter @mooney_ryan.

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