Posted in 1. June 2022, 5:05 am
St. Gallen shares his frustration with party goers in St. Gallen in an Instagram post. On Sunday evenings, restaurants in the city of St. Gallen regularly destroy outdoor seating.
It is not a rare sight to see a Sunday morning walk in the city of St. Gallen. The seat outside in front of the “Schmackslokal” restaurant has overturned.
Especially restaurants located near nightclubs are hit by weekly vandalism.
20 minutes / Shannon Zangger
“We used to have street patrols for which we also paid a fee,” says Christian Böni, managing director of Schmackslokal. However, this no longer exists and the situation has escalated since then.
20 minutes / Shannon Zangger
In an Instagram post by Gastro Association of the City of St. Gallen appeals to the night owls that are in the city center. Pub owners regularly find that tables and chairs outside are turned on Sunday mornings and are sometimes broken. Just like last Wednesday, prompting the association to publish a post.
“Expensive night awnings … we need to talk!” Says the restaurateur’s appeal. The photo shows the St. Gallen “Schmackslokal” in which the seats outside were overturned. The association points out that restaurant employees always do their best and work longer than requested. “We can all do without the extra effort of cleaning up after such excess” – writes the association on Instagram.
Alcohol and group dynamics
René Rechsteiner is president of the Gastro Association of the City of St. Gallen. He says most of the riots happen between 2:00 am and 4:00 am. “Alcohol is definitely involved. I can’t imagine a sober, normal-minded person doing something like this, »says Rechsteiner for up to 20 minutes.
In addition, vandals always travel in groups. As part of this, it develops its own dynamics that would loosen inhibitions even further. “Despite the increased police presence, the entire city cannot be monitored around the clock,” continues Rechsteiner.
One option to reduce vandalism in the future would be to install surveillance cameras. “The cost of these cameras probably won’t be worth it. But it would certainly make sense, especially for hotspot restaurants. ”
Found a chair tower
René Rechsteiner himself is the owner of the restaurant “Bierfalken”. His restaurant is also frequently attacked by vandals. “Everything we bring together on the outside is being torn apart again. Last week our umbrella bases were moved to the end of the street and left there, ”he says of“ St. Gallen Daily.
A “restaurant with taste” in the center of St. Gallen also has to contend with vandalism again and again. “It’s an alley that makes a difference,” says managing director Christian Böni. There are several nightclubs on the Brühlgasse. The chair tower was also found. “It’s quite funny. But destroying property is not fun at all, says Böni.
There used to be gastro patrols for which a fee was paid. However, this no longer exists and the situation has escalated since then. “I think people today no longer have any respect for someone else’s property.”
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