Doylestown ends First Fridays, organizers cite costs

    Neighborhoods around the region will celebrate First Friday tonight, but Doylestown is bowing out.

    After eight years of the monthly event, organizers have decided to end the celebration, with the final decision coming just days before tonight’s planned activities.

    Patch reports it was ultimately costs – not a movement the gained traction last year to end the sometimes-disruptive event – that brought an end to the borough’s celebration.

     

    Doylestown agreed to waive the first $7,500 in police overtime costs, but that money is now gone, and with no other revenue generators, so too is First Friday.

    A petition was circulated last spring to end First Fridays in the borough after complaints about noise, parking and unruly teens.

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