One of the most read stories on WSJ.com today features the Chuck E. Cheese's in the town of Brookfield.
The story, by Anna Prior, leads off saying in Brookfield, "no restaurant has triggered more calls to the police department since last year than Chuck E. Cheese."
It chronicles fights, melees and general disorderly conduct. The police captain comments, "The biggest problem is you have a bunch of adults acting like juveniles," says Town of Brookfield Police Capt. Timothy Imler. "There's a biker bar down the street, and we rarely get calls there."
The story also mentions the Milwaukee Chuck E. Cheese's location that Ald. Tony Zielinksi led the charge for removal of its liquor license in 2006.
Zielinski told The Wall Street Journal, "It was like something out of a Quentin Tarantino film. What parent is going to take their kids to a place where there is alcohol and pistols (are) being brandished?"
It's been years since I've stepped foot in a Chuck E. Cheese's location. Tell me, are they really this bad?
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