Club bosses, however, are handling it in slipshod fashion. A report in Friday's News-Leader noted that an anticipated dress code still hadn't been written or set by Thursday night. But manager Sean Kisner still managed to proclaim that "we know it's going to work."
Mmm-hmm. We'll see.
Meanwhile, we have a better guess as to why Springfield police are no longer allowing anyone but the chief to discuss the downtown incident. On Thursday, police released statistics that make it very difficult for the city to defend its ham-fisted actions against Traffic.
Through Oct. 16, police have been called to Traffic 68 times this year. That figure includes 22 assaults.
For the same period, cops were called 100 times to Jordan Creek, another big downtown nightclub. That figure includes 19 assaults.
Yet the city isn't pushing for the closure of Jordan Creek. Earlier this week, city types were trying to explain away the difference by noting that Jordan Creek's calls were not nearly as serious in nature as those coming from Traffic. The numbers say otherwise.
The big difference between the bars? Traffic catered to a "urban clientele." Jordan Creek is where frat boys hang out.