The KFC at 2 Florida Avenue NE recently re-opened as a New York Pizza restaurant.
The interior is more or less the same as the KFC -- there is bullet-proof glass greeting the customer.
Some residents support the presence of the bullet-proof glass; others oppose it.
Here are some recent comments:
I was wondering --- Have any of those persons commenting negatively about these precautions ever had to work in one of these establishments and deal on a daily basis with all the different types of persons that come in to do business. Have they ever been the only attendant in one of these establishments. Until our neighborhood changes even more than it has, I applaud the business owners for taking precautions to take care of the safety of themselves and their employees.
Walk a mile in the shoes of the workers. Try to support these businesses so that we can have more establishments to service our needs locally.
-- Long time resident of 4th Street, Northwest
I would like to thank the posters who will not visit stores with glass, you are part of the reason that Luciano's on P and N. Cap is no longer in business. Before they closed, a few windows were broken and an ATM was ripped from the wall. In that environment, glass is a matter of personal safety. Comparing Big Bear which only has daylight hours to a place which is open until 1am on the weekends is a bit of a stretch. Five Guys is also in a bit of a better situation as there isn't a large population of vagrants camping outside. I would invite you to open up a minimally staffed restaurant without glass and see how safe that intersection is.
-- 1500 block of 1st Street NW resident.
What do YOU think?
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