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City looking to revoke Margarita Grill's liquor license

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Under-21 patrons are already complaining about a lack of decent places for them to go, especially on the Friday and Saturday Nights. This will leave them with pretty much Raggs (not appealing to most people at all) or depending on the week, the Intersection.

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Though this move is not specifically because of this beating death, it does make you wonder if it was the tipping point. If you want to see a breakdown of police calls, fire code violations and other issues, you can see it here:

City Commission Agenda Page 171

Public hearing is being proposed for Sept. 2nd.

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I'm sure the beating death has played a role in this resolution. I read over the incidents, and although I think it's ridiculous to mix minors and alcohol in a club, I would like to see information concerning the amount of police reports concerning the other major nightclubs before I come to my personal opinion.

Perhaps Margarita Grill should stop this Wall to Wall Wednesday though.

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It's a shame that alcohol has to be such a big reason for doing anything after dark. I go with under-21 friends all the time to clubs anywhere from Chicago to Detroit to enjoy good music by good DJs. To be honest, I've never drank anything but water at a club.. the music is why I go, not the alcohol. So from a personal standpoint, it bothers me that so many clubs are indeed 21+, or that 18-20 causes such a problem. Yet at the same time I also understand why the clubs do this. So frustrating. When it comes to parties sans alcohol focused more on the music.. 3 people tend to show up. Woo.

Although I will add this: since driving pedicabs, I've seen 3 potential fights. One was a fight in action, one was the aftermath of a fight, and one was an hour-long tirade of people trying to prevent a fight. The first was right at the BOB, the second at Bar Divani's front door, and the last right around McFadden's.

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Adios!

When you have a run-down bar that is set up to attract young and 'rough' crowds and then fill it with psycho/slighty xxxx bouncers. You get what you get. Buh-bye!

Someone take some pictures of this place. It's filthy inside, outside, sidewalk. It used to be a nice building.

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Adios!

When you have a run-down bar that is set up to attract young and 'rough' crowds and then fill it with psycho/slighty xxxx bouncers. You get what you get. Buh-bye!

Someone take some pictures of this place. It's filthy inside, outside, sidewalk. It used to be a nice building.

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I agree - it's time for this place to go. That location is too prime to be wasted on the Margarita Grill.

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I'm sure the beating death has played a role in this resolution. I read over the incidents, and although I think it's ridiculous to mix minors and alcohol in a club, I would like to see information concerning the amount of police reports concerning the other major nightclubs before I come to my personal opinion.

Perhaps Margarita Grill should stop this Wall to Wall Wednesday though.

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The monkey house at the zoo has better behaved patrons who also keep the place cleaner.

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I doubt this are all inclusive, but the strip club folks provided these numbers to me the year before last while they were working on their lawsuit against the city. It is for the year prior and does provide a standard for comparision with the M Grill. I think the Brickhouse was actually shut down last year for violence and such, so I'm thinking it's probably not quantity of calls as much as quality:

Konkles Bar, 62 calls to police for crimes up to attempted murder;

Montes, 46 calls

Brickhouse Sports Bar, 21

Parkway Tropics, 18,

Sensations club, 14

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And the monkeys don't throw their feces around either! :shok:

Later MG...let's all hope for a tea garden to replace it. The warmth wafting off the steam plant will provide a nice warm oasis for Victorian era hats and white gloves...granted the sandwiches are tiny, but it's very civilized.

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How about a Christian Bookstore? People should really have an option for a wholesome bookstore downtown where they aren't encouraging drinking and reading. :thumbsup:

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I think a strip club there would be less violent than the current setup, hands down (no pun intended). The downside is that all the windows would probably be covered up, making the ground-floor transparency pretty awful.

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I think a strip club there would be less violent than the current setup, hands down (no pun intended). The downside is that all the windows would probably be covered up, making the ground-floor transparency pretty awful.

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Why didn't the Arena Station make it there? They had a decent mico-brewery.

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I think a strip club there would be less violent than the current setup, hands down (no pun intended). The downside is that all the windows would probably be covered up, making the ground-floor transparency pretty awful.

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I'm down with a combination of a strip club, discount tobacco, casino and fireworks store. It saves a lot of fuel when you can get all of that in one convenient location...plus we'd all reduce our carbon footprint at the same time.

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Later MG...let's all hope for a tea garden to replace it. The warmth wafting off the steam plant will provide a nice warm oasis for Victorian era hats and white gloves...granted the sandwiches are tiny, but it's very civilized.

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I'd actually really enjoy something like that.

Yes I'm weird, I'm not afraid to admit it.

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I think a strip club there would be less violent than the current setup, hands down (no pun intended). The downside is that all the windows would probably be covered up, making the ground-floor transparency pretty awful.

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They already do that on the upper floor of Taps after 11PM.

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Well, it's not quite everything requested, but it's close:

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It sounds like Rags has already been having these problems.

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