Wristbands snipped for St. Pat's
Not that this really applies to us anymore, but I never understood the point of gating River Street. People under 21 could still go down there and Savannah allows open-containers downtown year-round, so nothing was really being "contained." The money collected from the wristbands simply paid for the gating and security needed to enforce the gating, with a nominal amount of profit left over.
Therefore, I think the city made a good decision. However, I do not have any intentions to meander down to River Street on St. Patrick's Day in the foreseeable future. As much as I love Kevin Barry's, it is not the same place on March 17th as it is every other day of the year.