New bar in town: The Hang Around
It was The Wall, but it is now called The Hang Around, and it is owned by a New York cop Joe Diageranimo, who has spent the past three weeks cleaning up the place. “Personally I have cuffed and taken down to the King County jail five guys. I am not going to put up with it any more.”
His efforts have made a real change in the place. I went there tonight and it is a completely different bar. Locals were hanging out playing pool, and a Dj was playing old school hip hop and soul. Couples were hanging out playing pool, and there was a distinct lack of “thug” vibe about the entire place.
The entire bar felt safe. The new owner has brought in a doorman, and has made a real commitment to keep the place clean and safe. We have all heard stories about The Wall. This is a different place. It is family run and operated. Just a nice and clean place for the neighborhood to hang around in. About time.
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