Owners of gas station deemed public nuisance due in court - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Owners of gas station deemed public nuisance due in court

(WMC-TV) – The owners of a Memphis gas station, forced to close its doors after it was deemed a public nuisance, return to court on Wednesday. It is more than a month after getting a second shot at reopening.

The Knight Arnold Food and Fuel station on Knight Arnold and Mendenhall was shut down in October.  Between July 16th and August 27th of 2013, undercover officers bought pot eight times in and around the store.

The District Attorney says the station was known as a place where people got assaulted and robbed. It was also a battleground for rival gangs Avalon Crips and the Vice Lords.

In order to reopen the station owners agreed to new security measures and they have to make sure any of their employees who were involved in the criminal activity are no longer employed at the store.

Action News 5 will be at 201 Poplar where the owners will be in court. Members of the Hickory Hill community who oppose a second chance for the store are expected to be there as well.

We'll let you know what happens today on Action News 5 at 5.

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