Atlanta police’s attempts to close a Buckhead nightclub where two homicides occurred have been delayed.
A hearing to close Level V was scheduled for Tuesday, but an attorney representing the business asked for a delay to complete their investigation.
“We made the request because we haven’t had an opportunity to complete our investigation of the accusations contained in the due cause letter and adequately prepare for the meeting,” attorney Dewayne Martin told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is representing the business with Kenneth Newby.
The hearing has been rescheduled for Sept. 10.
The Tula Street nightclub was shut down July 27 after police raided the business and discovered they were operating without a state liquor license, the AJC previously reported. Investigators seized more than 442 bottles of beer and 411 bottles of liquor during the raid.
Police arrested manager Sherika Culbreath and owner Terrence Herron for operating the business without a liquor license.
The business reopened after it obtained a temporary business license from the state.
Located in northwest Atlanta, Level V became the target of Atlanta police after the business had two deadly shootings in 10 months. On July 12, a man was shot at the business while two groups were fighting, the AJC previously reported. The man died at Piedmont Hospital.
On Oct. 5, a man was shot outside the nightclub after a fight in parking lot. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he later died.
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