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A crowd gathers near the 3 a.m. closing time outside the Gaslight Lounge on 4th Avenue on Saturday, August 3, 2013. The club has recently opted to stay open for an hour after drinks stop being served. ÒEach weekend night thereÕs only been a handful of people remaining (inside), and the sidewalk is packed,Ó said Gaslight owner John Pattee.
Marc Lester
A crowd lingers outside the Avenue Bar as Anchorage Police officer Barry Hetlet drives by early Sunday, September 8, 2013.
Marc Lester
A mechanical bull is one of the attractions inside the Gaslight Lounge. Customers spend time there at about 2 a.m. on July 13, 2013.
Marc Lester
A crowd gathers outside the entrance to Club Soraya on 4th Avenue on July 13, 2013.
Marc Lester
Anchorage police officer Ryan McNamara breaks up a fight on Saturday, August 3, 2013. ÒSome of the warm nights youÕd see a fight every 10 minutes or so,Ó said APD Sgt. Mark Rein, who oversaw a recent effort to curb late night violence.
Marc Lester
Abdulla Watson operates an ice cream truck on 4th Avenue on July 13, 2013.
Marc Lester
Anchorage Police speak with a man whose face was bloodied on Saturday, August 24, 2013. APD flagged a taxi for the man to get home after the man declined to be seen by medics.
Marc Lester
Customers fill an outdoor area at Bernie's Bungalow Lounge between 6th and 7th Avenues on Friday, August 2, 2013.
Marc Lester
Sgt. 1st Class Richard Morales and Staff Sgt. Joseph Wambach walk 4th Avenue as part of JBER's Courtesy Patrol on July 13, 2013. Earlier this year, the U.S. Army Alaska announced an increase in the number of courtesy patrols visiting popular spots to help maintain discipline of soldiers.
Marc Lester
Women dance in an alley between 6th and 7th Avenue on Friday, August 2, 2013.
Marc Lester
Customers fill an outdoor area at Bernie's Bungalow Lounge between 6th and 7th Avenues on Friday, August 2, 2013.
Marc Lester
A woman carries another as they leave downtown on F Street on July 13, 2013.
Marc Lester
Pedestrians walk along 4th Avenue on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Popular bars on 4th Avenue make it the city's busiest nightlife districts.
Marc Lester
Felix Nelson, Jr., plays saxophone on 4th Avenue as a couple dances on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Nelson said he can make hundreds of dollars on a busy night playing requested songs for tips.
Marc Lester
People walk between bars on 4th Avenue on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Popular bars on 4th Avenue make it the city's busiest nightlife districts.
Marc Lester
Anchorage Police officer Rayne Reynolds questions a man after getting a report of a disturbance in a parked vehicle on 4th Avenue on Saturday, August 24, 2013.
Marc Lester
Craig Medred