Hearing held to determine liquor license for local nightclub

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Wednesday in a Montgomery County hearing room, the battle began over whether the liquor license for a local gentleman’s club should be renewed or revoked.

Montgomery County law enforcement officials claim Plush gentleman’s club has been a problem for years. In an hours-long hearing they made their latest attempt to get the club’s liquor license revoked.

Local officials are again appealing to the Ohio Liquor Board to revoke the liquor license at Plush Gentleman’s Club, saying it’s responsible for several violent altercations.

Detective Clifford Ullery of Dayton Police says, “There have been homicides, felonious assaults, things of that nature, yes.”

This hearing comes just one month after 2 people were shot after a fight at the club spread outside; a 21-year old died. In an email, club owner Nick Virk described his own club as “one of the roughest in America.” 

“I understand our love-hate relationship, but all in all I can’t help but appreciate you in keeping one of the roughest clubs in the country fire- and incident-free for years ongoing.”

The county showed several videos of fights taken by club goers, and a Montgomery County Detective of Special Investigations Brian Shiverdecker says, “Each employee identified Terrell Winn as the individual that shot at the club. At that point I presented charges to the Montgomery County prosecutor, they approved charges for felonious assault and several weapons charges.”

The club owner and his attorney declined to go on camera until after they are able to call their own witnesses at a later time, but they did say off camera they’re confident evidence will show their security staff is well-trained, and that the club does everything it can to keep people safe and free from violence.

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