INSIDE LOOK: Cordova night club City Hall set to re-open

(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)
(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)

CORDOVA, TN (WMC) - After being closed for three years, Cordova club City Hall is scheduled to re-open in approximately two weeks.

It's a prospect that concerns some people.

"Open up a place people can go and feel safe and have a good time," said City Hall manager Timothy Quinn.

But that's not what residents in the area are thinking.

"I don't live very far from there, so it makes me a little nervous," resident Lindsey Baker said. "Maybe bringing the wrong type of crowd, drunk driving on Germantown."

City Hall is being renovated and is on its way to re-open in two weeks.

The space has been controversial because it's owned by businessman and topless night club owner Steve Cooper.

Neighbors thought he was opening a strip club, but that never happened.

"We're going to have a lot of fresh food, some organic wines, mixed drinks, lower calories," Quinn said. "Try to catch that crowd as well."

A DJ will begin playing country and rock music for dancing at around 9:30 p.m.

But Gameday president Andy Stark is not happy City Hall is re-opening in the area.

Stark said the baseball park is for families with a quarter of a million visitors a year. He said a bar will encourage more crime.

There are more than five bars in the area, including Fox and Hound, that is the same distance from Gameday as City Hall.

City Hall is holding a job fair through Thursday from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. They are taking applications for positions such as bartenders, waitresses, security, and a head chef.

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