The downtown party scene in Harrisburg is changing. Downtown business owners have revamped Restaurant Row.
They're trying to help police to decrease crime.
Walking along Second Street, you will see many new names of old places, and new faces. That's because these business owners are hoping to draw in a less violent crowd.
“We're grown, yeah! We are grown up ha!”
That's the feeling of many people on revamped Restaurant Row. The newly opened Susquehanna Ale House sits where the Hardware Bar used to pour shots with people sitting on the bar.
“Yes! This is definitely a little bit more laid back setting we're going for, a different type of crowd,” explained Susquehanna Ale House Manager Stefoni Murphy. “It won't be the crazy amped up thing anymore.”
Samantha wouldn't go to the Hardware Bar, but she does like what it's turned into.
“I really like this new bar atmosphere because it seems like it's really helping out with Harrisburg and decreasing crime,” Samantha Badaczewski told us.
The owner of the Susquehanna Ale House, Ron Kamionka, also opened up a comedy club right next door.
Next to that is the Federal Taphouse, located at what used to be Club Dragonfly, which was notorious for its after hours violence.
“There's more places for people who are over 21, or 30 even not just young people,” stated patron Mindy Schutte. “Can go without young people causing fights and shouting over us.”
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