It’s that time of year again. The buses, the drinking, the public urination. The revenue for Frankford Avenue’s many bars and restaurants.
“The elephant in the room,” as Mayfair Civic Association President Joe DeFelice called it at last night’s meeting. It’s all coming back in March when the trio of annual bar-hopping events returns to Mayfair.
The Mayfair, Tacony and Holmesburg civic associations have already met to discuss finding a happier medium for the bars that participate in Shamrock Shuttle and the neighbors that deal with the aftermath.
In a two-plus page letter addressed to Frankford Avenue bar owners, Mayfair Civic Association President Joe DeFelice wrote on behalf of the three civic associations outlining their plans for how to make Shamrock Shuttle a more palatable event for neighbors.
“Last year was a huge step forward and we look forward to continuing a strong working relationship,” the letter reads. ‘Together we can make sure that not only is this a great event, but if run well, we could offer other similar events to take place throughout the year as well, which would be a win for everyone.”
The letter addresses six key issues: porta potties, event security, litter, cups, rules and parking. DeFelice will deliver the letter to the participating bar owners to open up dialogue about the event.
“I think with the right cooperation,” DeFelice said, “I think we can get it done.”