Residents Fight to Close "Problem Club" Near Midtown

How many people can be shot in or around a club before it closes for good?

Room Service Lounge in its short few years of business has been the scene of multiple shootings and fights, and residents along with Councilman Alex Wan want it closed for good.

According to a WSB report, "Morningside-Lenox community groups said they’ve been fighting for years for the city to take action. They sent out an email blast on Monday urging Mayor Kasim Reed to sign off on the recommendation by the Chief of Atlanta Police and the license review board to suspend the club’s liquor and fine them."

An attorney for the club, located in the Piedmont Heights neighborhood area just north of Midtown at 1937 Piedmont Circle, told reporters that shootings were not evidence that a place of business should be closed down.  

Do you agree? Should clubs or businesses that have a proven track record of having violent acts perpetrated on their property be closed?  Or is it not the businesses fault and rather the club-goers who are the problem?

Morningside residents have already sent a letter to Mayor Kasim Reed asking him to, "sign off on the recommendation by the Chief of Atlanta Police and the license review board to suspend the club’s liquor and fine them."

The City stated that they are looking into the issue and admits that residents deserve a solution soon.

According to WSB, "the Atlanta Police License and Review Board voted to suspend Room Service Lounge’s liquor license for 360 days and fine it more than $12,000 after finding five code violations."

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clancey January 22, 2014 at 07:24 AM
Can't say I've ever seen an article on any shooting at that club.
Kevin January 22, 2014 at 10:02 AM
Here ya go, clancey. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Room+Service+Lounge+atlanta+shooting
Thom January 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM
And that really is NOT Midtown. Notice it's Morningside residents trying to get it closed. Hate when the new media has to tack on a neighborhood name to a story when it's not really that neighborhood. I suppose most people think that area IS Midtown, in reality it's closer to Buckhead than Midtown!
Becky Richardson January 22, 2014 at 12:01 PM
yeah...that's the point of the article....whether it's really Midtown or not.
Hunt Archbold (Editor) January 23, 2014 at 06:23 AM
The article has been edited to show that the club is located in the Piedmont Heights neighborhood just north of Midtown and Ansley Park. Thanks.
Chris R January 23, 2014 at 11:05 AM
If it was midtown, the cops would be paid off, magnitudes more atlanta residents would be affected, and the city government wouldn't even be considering closing it/suspending it.
Helipi January 23, 2014 at 09:54 PM
Wherever it is, sounds like it attracts a bunch of losers (with guns!)... Who wants that in their neighborhood?
Reality February 18, 2014 at 09:53 AM
Close it and do your job Mayor Reed. How hard is it to figure out that this business is full off thugs that should not drink or carry guns
Reality February 18, 2014 at 09:54 AM
Ps. Your police hassled a group of non violent patrons at Eagle on Ponce yet you allow people shooting to stay open. Can I say bias? Prejudice? Why hassle non violent patrons and try to intimidate them like you and your police did yet you leave this place open?


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