Taken at face value, the official explanation seems legit. But it's hard to believe morality didn't play some role in the decision to "ask" City Streets to shut things down. Right? If that was, say, a Golden Girls Gone Wild bus parked outside Barnes & Noble, methinks Mr. Sundance would have been the first one posing for pictures.
It's in the best interest of City Streets to be a good neighbor, and swallow the short-term loss on what would have been a packed house Thursday night. But the whole thing does feel a little Big Brother-ish. And for anyone who has spent much time at City Streets, it has the potential to turn into a GGW party without the benefit of the bus.
A few of those shots in test tubes, and even I start unbuttoning my bowling shirt.