A sad end to this whole story: A few years back the whole front facade of the Tivoli collapsed under heavy wet snow, taking the front of the empty Sam's building with it. The lobby was destroyed, but on the upside the theater itself survived.
The Sam's building and the front of the Tivoli were torn down, the theater area boarded up. It was recently purchased and will revived in some form as a home for a Ballerina Dance school/performance space.
I often times cannot believe I would confront some of these characters. Had there been violent confrontations with some? Yes, and usually the threat of violence was always
there. Sometimes I craved this action. You didn't fuck with my store and you didn't fuck with my co-workers. I was honest to God hair trigger despite my usually easy going nature. There are a few run ins with shoplifters that really, I'd like to think that NO WAY I would react now the way I did then. Or maybe I would. My loyalty to my Managers and co-workers even today is that strong.