MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Shelby County District Attorney's Office shut down a South Memphis sports bar because of violence, widespread drug use, and for operating without proper liquor and beer licenses.
Maxcine's Sports Bar, located at 1747 Castalia Street, was deemed a public nuisance, according to District Attorney Amy Wierich.
Several customers were arrested on charges involving illegal liquor sales, drugs, and weapons. Someone was also charged for operating as a security guard without a license.
The petition also claims Maxcine's has been operating without a liquor license or the proper permits for beer sales.
A "twerking contest," which led to contestants collecting tips and winning cash prizes, was also held on the property without proper permissions.
Aggravated robberies, gunfire with high-power assault rifles, and fights also led to the closure.
According to supporting documents filed with the petition, "Officers strongly feel that this location is a major problem due to the events happening at and around Maxcine's place."