Local Group Isn't Cheering for Fan Zone Plan
COLUMBIA - A group claiming to represent a large group of downtown businesses is not a fan of plans for Tiger Town downtown on Wednesday. Tiger Town would shut down Locust street between Ninth Street and Fifth Street during Mizzou home football games this fall. Vendors would line the street selling food and alcohol.
The anonymous group said it is "furious and devastated" by the plans. It sent KOMU an email that included 142 fliers protesting the fan zone. The group said it put these fliers on almost every restaurant, bar and retailer downtown yesterday morning.
The fliers were specific to each business. For example, Yogoluv's flier said, "Would you like vendors to sell frozen yogurt in front of your shop on your most important weekends of the year?"
Columbia Tribune reported some bars have voiced concern in the past about Tiger Town.
Tiger Town co-organizer Greg Steinhoff is sticking by the fan zone. He said it's a chance to do something special when football fans flock to Columbia in the fall.