Dangerous Cleveland Nightclub Agrees to Security Measures to Reopen Business

After two killings in a 17-month span, a Cleveland nightclub is reopening, but under a series of restrictions that the owner and city agreed to.

CLEVELAND — More than a year ago, a nightclub here was shut down after a 30-year-old man was shot and killed in the bathroom, marking the second killing there in a span of 17 months.

On Tuesday, the city agreed to let the nightclub reopen as long as the business followed a series of security measures and other restrictions.

One of the measures owner Carlton Story agreed to is the installation of security cameras, which police can access upon request. Others include: operating as a restaurant or reception hall instead of a nightclub, closing every night no later than midnight, hiring one off-duty Cleveland police officer for every 100 customers in the place at one time and banning anyone carrying a concealed weapon from entering the restaurant, using pat-downs or metal detectors.

The restaurant must also operate under a name other than “Club Fly Hygh” and pass inspections by building, heating and cooling, plumbing, electrical, health and fire inspectors, according to Cleveland.com.

The report also states that if another shooting or a stabbing occurs inside the new business with a weapon that got past the security measures, the restaurant will have to be shut down again.

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