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Walker's Point has a strong presence of Mexican restaurants and LGBTQ bars.

Sunday Sound-off: Will crime keep you away from Walker's Point?


Last weekend, a 43-year-old SABMiller Brewing executive was shot and killed in the Walker's Point neighborhood. Neighborhood business owners expressed concern that this situation could affect the public's willingness to hang out in the popular bar-and-restaurant district that flourished in the past few years.

But what do you think? Is one incident going to stop you from hanging out in Walker's Point or not? Sound-off, Milwaukee, we want to hear your thoughts on this.

Yes, I am hesitant. I will think twice before heading to Walker's Point from now on. There are plenty of other neighborhoods with less crime so I'll just go there. You might not be able to completely avoid crime, but you can lower your chances of being a victim by staying out of higher-crime neighborhoods.

No way. The recent shooting was an awful tragedy, but it is a random and isolated event. This is a fun neighborhood with a lot to offer -- from delicious Mexican food to nightclub dancing -- and I will continue to enjoy all that Walker's Point has to offer. Living anywhere -- the city or the country -- has potential dangers. It's life, and you cannot let fear control your actions or else you really miss out.

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twoaday2 | Feb. 11, 2008 at 3:35 a.m. (report)

I went down to Walkers Point and had a great time at V Bar tonight. So I'd say no this won't stop me from going to Walker's Point.

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CoolerKing | Feb. 4, 2008 at 9:17 a.m. (report)

Usually don't hang out there as much as I used to. Some of the bars I used to go to have changed hands so with the exception of 1 or 2 bars/restaurants and a little shopping on 1st St. I'm not there often. I do hope for the best for the neighborhood. I'd like to see it really flourish and give me a reason to be there more often.

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dagwentim | Feb. 3, 2008 at 8:42 p.m. (report)

Is crime scaring people away? Not if this past weekend was any indication. Walkers Point was SO crowded and SO busy, both Friday and Saturday, that the PARKING situation was the scariest thing about the neighborhood. There were people everywhere and it was great to see increased business, rather than a decline. (It helped that Milwaukee Guerrilla Gay Bar brought in hundreds of people Friday night for their monthly event, on the one-week anniversary of the murder.) I have to applaud everyone who went out this weekend to support Walkers Point business! Don't live in fear or the criminals WIN!

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MILWIRISH | Feb. 3, 2008 at 4:16 p.m. (report)

crime will not keep me away......dirty streets, poor lighting, unfriendly neighbors, overpriced bars, and an attitudee will keep me away. there are other neighborhoods with unique bars aqnd friendly people. walkers point had thier chance years ago!!

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alba | Feb. 3, 2008 at 11:33 a.m. (report)

When did the Q get added to LGBT? I just can't keep up. Wikipedia says I can use LGBTQQ, LGBTQA, GLBTQ?, and FABGLITTER too.

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