The TPD gave a brief crime report on recent neighborhood activity. There have been three reported robberies in the past month. The three suspects tied to these three robberies have been arrested and are in the process of being prosecuted. A couple assaults have happened this month, and most of them have been due to the bar scene. The TPD is working with the Park Committee to try to get the graffiti removed from the neighborhood park. TPD encourages people to call the police right away if they witness someone putting graffiti on property. The officer that came to the meeting agreed to email the state office and try to get the street lights back on that have been off in the neighborhood.
Keith Bagwell from the Pima County board of Supervisors, reported on the Bond Advisory Committee. If anyone is interested in helping with the open space issue, there will be an event on Friday, November 7th, at the River Park Inn. For more information on the issue, go to http://webcms.pima.gov/government/bonds/
The Mayor issued a proclamation that the Buffet Bar is officially 80 years old. On November first, there will be a celebration at the Buffet Bar from 1pm to 5pm. The Mayor will be speaking and reading the proclamation at 1pm. IHNA is planning a block party that will be held right after the Buffet Bar’s party. We will be lighting the restored Empire Market signs and possibly hiring a band to play. Candace from the Junction, Rick, William, and Mik are on the party planning committee.
William from the Buffet Bar reported on the mural project. Below is a picture of the colorized picture of the mural design. The mural will be painted on the east wall of the Buffet Bar parking lot, and we are currently in the process of planning who will be painting the mural. We are considering asking Tucson High art students to come help paint the mural with a hired artist. Erika motioned that we allocate 500$ to fund the construction of the mural. Marilyn seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Fluxx was at risk of imminent closure back in June, but was able to make it thorough. Dante reported that the Indigo campaign raised money to keep the doors open. The liquor laws have recently changed, and now small art groups need an official license, and are no longer allowed to accept beer and wine donations. Dante will be serving food at the Buffet Bar’s party on November 1st, and the cost of the food will go to Fluxx Studios. Erika made a motion to have a “Termination of 2014 Party” at Fluxx, on December 12th, after the street fair. The motion passed unanimously. The party will have music, food, and guests can either dress formal or informal.
Jeremy, a new tenant within the neighborhood, won a 25$ gift certificate to The Hopyard. The Hopyard is located on 4th avenue, and offers sandwiches, salads, and also delivers! Marilyn from the Buffet Bar won another 25$ gift card to the Hopyard.
Miss Peggy, a barmaid of 35 years and dear friend at the Buffet Bar passed away yesterday at 83. She retired at age 81. Marilyn said that Miss Peggy “had a heart of gold.”