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Plaza Merchants, Parks Committee Forge Staunch Anti-Fence Advisory

By kevpod

“We were all played, ‘Oh you’re the only asshole that wants to be outside the fence.’ I acquiesced.” »

OysterFence Review, Recriminations Continue

By kevpod

Chino said attendance was down, as expected and intended. He said there were “10,000 solid” attendees at least, down from the 16,000 to 18,000 which had crammed the Plaza in recent years. Main Street's gross revenue from the event was estimated at about $70,000. »

OysterFence In Place, Vendors Setting Up

By kevpod

Proceeding to Eighth and H streets, the fence installers set up that corner's entry checkpoint, then constructed the sidewalk corridor up H Street which ends at Luke's Joint. Businesses from there south will be fenced off from the festival, but freely accessible to the public. »

Luke’s Sorry, Jen’s Busy, OysterFence Is Adjusting

By kevpod

Luke's Joint owner Luke Patterson has formally apologized, though not in person, to Arcata Main Street Director Jennifer Koopman for the two cryptic, menacing cards that he sent her yesterday. »

Life After OysterFest, Saturday, June 15

By Spikeyrat

ARCATA – Take a quick disco nap and down a couple of espressos after OysterFest, as official and unofficial after parties put forth some delectable musical offerings the evening of Saturday, June 15. Yogoman Burning Band with Motherlode at Jambalaya In case you missed the OysterFest or want more of the headlining bands, PC... »

Luke, AMS, Attorney, City, Businesses Mix It Up Over OysterFence

By kevpod

Patterson said he had changed his mind on two counts: he plans to keep Luke's Joint open during the event "as a case study, to mine data. He had previously stated that it would be closed. Also, he said, he would not pursue the TRO on the condition that AMS work out some means... »

Kevin Hoover: Let’s Give Arcata Main Street’s New OysterFest Plan A Chance

By kevpod

If you can’t pony up the admission fee, there’s always Bebop and Brew, Lumberjack Days or Hempfest. Just kidding – those events didn’t evolve, and as you may have noticed, are no longer with us. »

Oyster Festival Admission Plan Stirs Mixed Reaction

By kevpod

Within hours of the Thursday announcement, Arcata Main Street Director Jennifer Koopman and her board had been reviled as greedy, incompetent, dishonest, self-interested and even anatomically mutated. “I don’t know where your head is, but it’s not on your shoulders,” one caller to Main Street said in a voice mail message. Some online commenters... »

Jennifer Koopman: FAQ On The New Oyster Festival Policies

By kevpod

The money will also be reinvested into the FREE Picnics & Concerts on the Plaza series I have slated beginning in mid-July. The money will pay the bands and artists, sound, equipment and marketing collateral. I’ve been lucky, the artists and bands have all been so generous to Main Street over the years.... »

Oyster Festival Will Charge $10 Admission This Year

By kevpod

The Oyster Festival will operate a little differently this year. Due to organizational budgets, festival management and attendance, safety concerns and increasing costs, Arcata Main Street will charge a $10 entrance fee to enter the festival grounds surrounding the Arcata Plaza. There will be no charge for beer wristbands. »