DETROIT – A Greektown enterprise proprietor is reacting to the current gun violence that has led to an elevated police presence within the space.
Yanni Dionisopoulos, co-owner of The Golden Fleece and Bakalikon Greek Market and Bar in Greektown, stated the current violence has been difficult.
“There’s no respect for all times,” Dionisopoulos stated.
In response, Detroit police rolled out a brand new security enforcement plan that features the usage of steel detectors and an elevated presence.
Learn: Detroit police lay out 12-point security plan to deal with violence downtown
Dionisopoulos helps the plan, giving credit score to the officers that patrol the world.
“This isn’t making an attempt to do anything moreover present and guarantee everybody’s security and safety,” Dionisopoulos stated.
There’s no denying the potential influence the violence might have on Greektown companies. Final Saturday night, police closed off Monroe Avenue to all automobiles and pedestrians after a deadly capturing inside one of many companies.
“It was the primary time in over 100 years the parishioners . . . weren’t in a position to come to Greektown to get their Easter bread, their Easter lamb, the soup that we do yearly for Easter and so they have been compelled to go straight dwelling,” Dionisopoulos stated.
That deadly capturing was private to Dionisopoulos and plenty of others within the Greektown enterprise neighborhood. Safety guard Daryll Straughter was shot and killed whereas settling a dispute between prospects at Athens Liquor.
Dionisopoulos is planning a vigil for Straughter Sunday at 8 p.m. on the intersection of Monroe Avenue and St Antoine.
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