CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - After temporarily stopping liquor sales at Blakely's Night Club and Restaurant in 2011, a Chesapeake judge agreed there was no need to further pursue nuisance charges against its former owner.
According to police records, there have been gunshots, assaults, and drug sales outside the club over the past three years.
The judge's order to stop liquor sales went into effect at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the club off Battlefield Boulevard.
Chesapeake Commonwealth's Attorney Nancy Parr told WAVY.com the nuisance had been abated and Judge V. Thomas agreed nuisance charges would not be pursued against the club's former owner, Audrey Harris.
Harris closed down the club in September and did not renew the club's lease in February, Parr said. A special grand jury placed the charge against Harris as the owner and then also against the business, Blakely's Inc. in April of 2011.
The ABC Board already had pending complaints against the nightclub for mixed beverages and taxes in 2011.
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