CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - A Chesapeake judge temporarily stopped liquor sales at Blakely's Night Club and Restaurant.
According to police records, there have been gunshots, assaults, and drug sales outside the club over the past two years.
The judge's order takes effect at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 19 at the club off Battlefield Boulevard.
The club's owner, Dorothy Harris, had no comment after the decision.
Her attorney Richard Ratajczak told WAVY.com, "What it does is prohibit the sale of alcohol right now. We'll step back and evaluate the situation."
Assistant City Attorney Grady Palmer said, "That means they're not permitted to sell alcohol until the ABC Board conducts an investigation and considers all the issues we've raised and makes a final determination."
Brandon Emmett has never been to the club but lives next door.
"It's not so bad where they would have to shut the club down completely but make some changes," said Emmett.
The ABC Board already has pending complaints against the nightclub for mixed beverages and taxes.
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