It may only take place once a year, and we’re sure that the people who attend the party have a ton of fun, but if you’re gonna throw an annual beach party, then please clean up the mess. That’s the sentiment from neighbors who are disgusted each spring when Gabels party bar (corner of Crestwood and Hertel) throws its infamous beach party and then throws all of the beer soaked sand out onto its sidewalk. According to neighbors, the sand also contains cigarettes and broken glass. From neighbor Ryan P:
Every year they have their beach bash and import a truckload of sand. Well, when the party is over the pile of sand sits out in the front of the building waiting for the rain to wash it way. Not only does the sand sit there all year long, it’s also littered with cigarette butts and broken glass, the place is turning its back on taking care of the area.