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Hearing on contempt motion in Club Axis case set for next month

A controversial Lawrence nightclub could learn its fate next month.

July 16, 2009

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A controversial Lawrence nightclub could learn its fate in August, when a judge will consider a request by the city that could ultimately shut down Club Axis, 821 Iowa.

Douglas County District Court Judge Michael Malone will conduct a hearing Aug. 28. Attorneys for the city and the club will debate a motion, in which the city has asked a judge to find the owners and operators of the club in contempt of court for ignoring a previous court order. The parties were scheduled to appear in court Friday, but the hearing was canceled.

In December, Malone ruled that the business, also known as 821 Club, violated city law by operating as a nightclub instead of a bar, and should not do so without filing a new site plan with the city. The city says a new site plan was never filed and the bar continues to operate.

Lawrence police have connected the establishment to multiple shootings and stabbings over the years, including the May 2005 stabbing of former Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens, when it was known as the Moon Bar.

Comments

Paul Geisler 5 years, 11 months ago

Shut it down now! What do you think the odds are that there will be more violence at the 821 Club before this hearing in August?

Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 11 months ago

I know, you hate black people who are proud and willing to stand up for themselves. The blacks have been freed. Get used to the idea.

mdrndgtl 5 years, 11 months ago

Ya all just a bunch of hattaz. You cant get in da club, so yah wanna shut it down.

tolawdjk 5 years, 11 months ago

Irish, what the hell does shooting each other in the parking lot have to do with standing up for yourself? Do you care so little that you feel they need a location to go and shoot each other?

gsxr600 5 years, 11 months ago

"Ya all just a bunch of hattaz. You cant get in da club, so yah wanna shut it down."


Is this a joke?

Flap Doodle 5 years, 11 months ago

Could somebody revoke irish's access to the never-ending supply of race cards?

Stuart Evans 5 years, 11 months ago

mdrndgtl (Anonymous) says… Ya all just a bunch of hattaz. You cant get in da club, so yah wanna shut it down.


How can we all not get into the club? is it segregated? If so, is it posted, no whites? or is there a dress down code that must be strictly enforced? If the metal detector doesn't go off, you don't get in?

cthulhu_4_president 5 years, 11 months ago

I have never cringed as much reading any other comments as I have with Irish.

Stuart Evans 5 years, 11 months ago

porch_person (Anonymous) says…

That entire NW corner of Ninth and Iowa has been a dead zone for awhile now. Nothing seems to prosper there.


you're right. the entire area right up to Centennial park should be dozed over and we can erect a nice hotel or something.

myjaan2007 5 years, 11 months ago

Club Axis, and there are some other clubs who let other hideous crimes happen need to be shut down forever in order to make Lawrence, KS a better community. I also believe that we do not need clubs or liqour stores in the family neighborhood. Go somewhere else please!!!

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