Doylestown will address First Friday issues before resorting to shut-down

    Things came to a head last night in Doylestown, where borough officials and residents gathered to discuss the future of First Fridays.

    After a group of residents circulated a petition to end the monthly entertainment event, a meeting was planned to talk more specifically about the issues.

    And for now, it seems, everyone is feeling a bit reassured.

    First Fridays will continue in the borough, Patch reports, with live music ending at 9:30 p.m., teen activities ending at 9 p.m. and police keeping a closer eye on Burpee Park.
    There’s still some debate about how to best handle the unruly teens flood the borough’s main business corridor and hang out in the parks. As for the parking issue, there’s a clearer solution. A study will be conducted into having some streets issued resident-only parking permits for the First Friday nights.

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    So heads up if you’re visiting Doylestown for First Friday — the borough welcomes your business, but would rather you not jam up the residential streets with your cars.

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