Hi Lawre, thanks for this!
I also did some checking, and there have been 47 gun incidents so far this year in a city of 500k.
Still, I had female guests wandering around that bar alone at 1am, getting off the bus or taking strolls (!) Repeatedly. There was also a crackhouse nearby. For me the danger was real. I offered them lifts etc. But nooooo…
I was soundly trounced by Air for this, and concurrently, the crackhouse was completely renovated and sold in 4 days. I am on the cusp of quadrupling in value in 6 years, then this.
I offered my long term tenant and friend an opportunity to leave with a full refund, Being a sensible type, she declined. I also take extended hikes on the Niagara escarpment and neighbourhoods south of here without fear. Just avoid the bar.
As I said to my roomie, a year from now things will be different. They will probably shut that bar down for serving liqour after hours. I can envision a teardown, a condo, a Starbucks, and a pizza place. But I dream in technicolour.
Until then, life on Chestnut goes on. Little kids playing with puppies, grannies gossiping, and me making curtains.