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Shut down the Riverside Inn

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This bar/housing is squalor and should be treated as such. What is going on inside this building is nothing short of disgusting and should be shut down until it is brought up to par, but more realistically just permanently. For those of you who have not had the unfortunate pleasure of coming to this establishment or staying in its terrible, "housing," the Riverside Inn (located at 1160 Tonawanda St, Buffalo NY) is an upper lower bar and "housing," with deplorable conditions. It is BY DEFINITION a slum. The upper portion is a series of approximately twenty rooms that are about ten by ten like little cells with no indiviual bathrooms or cooking facilities. Most of the patrons are drug addicts or felons who need a place to stay and cannot afford a hotel. It is disguised as short time housing with weekly rent and is disgusting, and that filth trickles down into the bar. This is a bar infested with roaches and other invasive critters and bugs, leaking from the ceilings, causing water damage for the building, with drugs floating around every half inch of the bar. The liquor and alcohol at this bar are being illegally purchased through individual venues as opposed to legally through the proper distributors and channels. The cases of alcohol literally still have the price stickers on them. This bar is a monument to filth and deplorable conditions and is slipping through the cracks. Muliple reports to the Department of Health and Liquor Authority have been ignored, but the shady business practices need to be brought to light and the squalor needs to come to an end. Please help me in showing off that we are a better city than this. 

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