No Love for Loiterers | Letters | Salt Lake City Weekly

No Love for Loiterers 

Pin It

I have a message for all the homeless people who like to hang out and loiter at the Salt Lake City Main Library downtown and at the Burger King across the street on the corner of 400 South and 200 East [“Vagabond Primer Needed,” Letters, Jan. 6, City Weekly]: Please respect one another.

I don’t like having a homeless person aggressively approach me on the sidewalk in front of the Burger King and make me feel uncomfortable. Also, I don’t like being cursed at, touched or grabbed. Leave me alone! It’s really that simple.

Why can’t Burger King hire a uniformed Salt Lake City Police officer to do security at that place, like they do at Carl’s Jr. a couple blocks west? It would be really helpful to create a safer environment for diners and restaurant staff alike, and to help cut back on the riffraff.

If you just want to loiter and cause problems at Burger King—doing nothing but sitting around all day long, starting fights, cursing at one another and creating a hostile, intimidating environment for us paying customers—then you can get the hell out.

Jordan Taggart
Salt Lake City

Pin It

Speaking of...

  • Renovating the Homeless

    Momentum builds behind relocating SLC shelters, but some advocates argue money could be better spent
    • Dec 17, 2014
  • Best Of Utah 2014: Goods & Services

    Best Antiques/Collectables Now & Again Since bursting onto the retro scene in 2009, this downtown shop has racked up loyal fans who count on the keen eye of owner Michael Sanders to find the choicest mid-century furniture and fun
    • Mar 26, 2014
  • CWMA 2014

    City Weekly Music Awards: Utah's biggest Local Music event
    • Feb 12, 2014
  • More »

More by City Weekly Readers

Latest in Letters

© 2023 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation