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All quiet on ‘dry’ Park Street

Even as the whole city celebrated, the city’s favourite party haunt Park Street looked desolate on Friday night. Most saw no reason to venture out to pubs, restaurants and discs, as the day was declared as a dry day. Tasmayee Laha Roy reports.

kolkata Updated: May 14, 2011 16:51 IST
Tasmayee Laha Roy

Even as the whole city celebrated, the city’s favourite party haunt Park Street looked desolate on Friday night. Most saw no reason to venture out to pubs, restaurants and discs, as the day was declared as a dry day. The celebrations post sunset remained a low-key affair.

“There hasn’t been many visitors in the restaurant. People were apprehensive about safety, especially at night, so they didn’t visit Park Street. But we have delivered 10,000 parcels to party offices and Netaji Indoor since morning,” said Shah Jahan of Arsalan Park Street.

However, Trincas didn’t do good business on the elections result night. Management blame it on the closed bar counter. “We have had people coming in and ordering alcohol. The restaurant too, as a result, didn’t pull a large crowd even though it is a Friday,” said Joy Chakraborty, restaurant supervisor, Trincas.

The clubs also kept their bars closed and turned into spirit dampeners for those who wanted to party in the name of change! Expecting trouble after the result declaration, Mocambo had special security arrangement in place on Friday. “With the Trinamool clean sweep, there was a chance for disturbances and thus there weren’t too many people in Park Street. There were many who came asking for alcohol, but went back disappointed,” said Ashish Manek, manger. “What’s partying without booze? Hence, young people stayed away,” said spokesperson, Tung Fong.

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