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Lorain nuisance bars denied liquor permit renewals for second time

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Posted at 5:07 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 17:07:31-04

For the second time, two Lorain nuisance bars have been denied liquor permit renewals after being shut down due to fights, shootings, stabbings and assaults.

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control revoked liquor licenses in January for Club Luna on East 28th Street in South Lorain and Bootleggers Den on Broadway in Lorain. The bars appealed this decision with the Liquor Control Commission last month. However, the Liquor Control board has decided to uphold its denial.

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Lorain police and city leaders traveled to Columbus in April to oppose the appeals. Lorain officials view these bars as public safety risks.

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Both businesses now have 21 days to file another appeal, this time through the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

The bars have been denied a request to open for business during the appeals. The Liquor Control board said it may request another motion to operate during this time from Franklin County Court.