The Journal Times is ready to publish a story tomorrow investigating the city's case in favor of revoking the liquor license the controversial night club Park 6.
People interviewed for the story say the newspaper acquired emails from city officials talking about Park 6. The emails suggest the city had made up its mind early on about suspending the Sixth Street club's license instead of revoking. That's a story we reported last month.
The story may also focus on email comments made by members of the City Council's Public Safety and Licensing Committee, including some comments that may be embarrassing in public.
The crux of the article, expected to hit tomorrow, is the city's case against Park 6's liquor license. Park 6 owner Thomas Holmes, and his attorney, claim at least half of the city's claims against the bar can be refuted. For example, two underage drinking tickets tied to the bar were tossed out of municipal court. The city also claimed Park 6 was responsible for fights on Sixth Street early one morning, but Park 6 had closed two hours before the fights occurred.
Despite Park 6's arguments, city supporters say several claims stand against the bar, which has had several potentially dangerous incidents in recent years. They also wonder if Holmes' claims are so strong why he agreed to a 45-day suspension of his liquor license instead of taking his case to a due-process hearing.
Look for the JT's investigation to hit tomorrow's paper.
Update: Or maybe not.
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