If the (residents) got their way and drove us out, I'd be out of work and so would a lot of other people. It's too late for that. Georgetown is a huge, thriving commercial entity and to try at this point to take it back where it was 30 years ago is ridiculous. Maybe there's too much commercial activity at times -- I'm a resident here too -- but residents can choose not to come to the strip. . . .

If society is going to say, "No more nightclubs, no more booze, no more music, kids should stay home and watch TV" -- that's Prohibition. I wouldn't go along with that. We have a right to be here and to be allowed to be as successful as any other commercial enterprise. I don't think we create a nuisance.

It's always been that older people disapprove of what younger people do. Kids need a place to let out steam. They like to dance, they like to listen to music, they like to stay out late. You gotta have some place to unwind.

It's gotten to the point, though, that the whole atmosphere has changed. It's one of physical and emotional intimidation. It's the atom bomb approach. . . .