http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/beer-delis-plexiglass-windows-council-bill-20171130.html For Jeff Liu, the thick plexiglass window that separates him from patrons at his Germantown beer deli, Kenny’s Seafood & Steak, is a matter of safety. For City Councilwoman Cindy Bass, the barrier window is an insult. Bass says the windows only foster a sense that the establishment – more specifically, its clientele – is dangerous. And that too many of those stores masquerade as eateries when their biggest sales draw is alcohol, feeding vices in the city’s struggling neighborhoods. “You can ask us to cook food, no problem, to put in bathrooms, no problem, to put out seats, no problem,” said Liu, 53, who came to the U.S. from China in 1985. “The problem is the protective glass. Because without the glass, maybe one day I would get killed.” The deli’s previous owner, Bill Chow, said a customer who claimed Chow shortchanged him threw bleach at him through an opening in the plexiglass even after he showed the man the surveillance video disproving his claim.