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The controversial downtown nightclub Last Call has officially lost its lease now that an eviction lawsuit has been settled, an attorney on the case said Thursday.
Terence Leibold, an attorney for the owners of the nightclub building at 729 N.H., confirmed that the company that operated Last Call is no longer a tenant of the building. He said a settlement was reached between the building's owners - the Park Hetzel III Trust - and the nightclub company, which is operated by Dennis Steffes.
"The case was resolved to both parties' satisfaction," Leibold said.
Leibold said he was not at liberty to discuss any other terms of the settlement.
An attempt to reach an attorney for the nightclub company - Tremors Inc. - was not successful.
The eviction case had been scheduled to go to trial on Thursday. The eviction proceedings began after a Feb. 10 incident in which three people were shot and injured outside the club. The February incident was preceded by a May 2006 incident in which seven shots were fired inside the club, although no one was injured in that shooting.
After the February shootings, Steffes voluntarily closed the club and said he would not reopen it. But he fought the eviction proceedings because he said he may want to open another type of business in the location or sublease the property to someone else.