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Readers: Banning Nazis Is a Smart Business Move for Streets of London

Streets of London's new owner has a no Nazi policy.
Streets of London's new owner has a no Nazi policy. Sarah McGill
Streets of London's new owner, John Elliott, has said it loudly: When Nazis and Proud Boys come to his establishment, they get the boot. That's a big deal for the twenty-year-old venue that used to have a reputation as a gathering spot for racist punks.

Elliott's decision may have pissed off some in Denver, but Westword's readers were overwhelmingly happy to see the Nazis kicked to the curb.

Dan writes: 
Glad to hear it. I hope every bar does the same and the Nazis are left out shivering in the cold.
James adds:
Glad new ownership is going to straighten this place out.
Michael responds:
I've seen a few good bands play at Streets. The chicken tenders and sauce kick butt. No alt-right anything when I was there. Just good food and drinks.
Aaron offers words of caution:
I’m glad to hear it. But hire some big bouncers, and make sure they watch their backs. Those sh*tstains jumped a friend a couple of years ago just outside Streets. Also, bravo on the plans for a Josh Finley mural. Can’t wait to see it all come together.
Gregory supports the decision:
Smart business move. I stopped going there because of all the edgy and far right numpties who creeped about the place.
Read on for more of our coverage about how the music scene responds to hate groups.

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