A reporter's blog about the story behind the story:
Sometime's you just walk into a hornet's nest. Complex stories feel the same way.
The City of Savannah's Bar Card program has many layers and plenty of business complaints.
Businesses in the story complained about a lack of response from Savannah-Chatham police to calls when they have underage people try and sneak in or they confiscate an ID.
SCMPD spokesman Gene Harley responded to the allegations:
There are many questions still unanswered about the bar cards because details of the program are still evolving, changing and are unfinished.
City manager Michael Brown stated the city wants to focus on high risk establishments rather than restaurants.
However, critics are quick to point out that last October, three businesses had employees who were caught serving minors after a sting operation. One was Wild Wing Cafe, which will be included in the bar card program.
The other two violations occurred at two popular, family restaurants that also serve alcohol.
I promise to stay on top of this story until every question is answered.
In the meantime, to read my full story see, Savannah "Bar Card" rules cause concerns for businesses.