Mynt Lounge to close permanently following 'public nuisance' designation

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The owners of Mynt Lounge agreed to permanently close the club following a court appearance Thursday.

Last week, Mynt Lounge, on Hacks Cross Road, was shut down as a public nuisance by the district attorney and sheriff's offices.

Deputies said they've been called there 57 times since it opened in January 2016.

One notable incident happened when a New Orleans firefighter was shot and killed as an innocent bystander. That homicide remains unsolved.

The owners were expected to explain in court why the club should be re-opened. Typically, owners of places deemed to be public nuisances tell a judge what they will do to make the business safer.

They are then allowed to re-open if they meet the agreed upon criteria. Upon reopening, the businesses are also on probation and constantly monitored by law enforcement.

However, Thursday the club's owners agreed to permanently close the business.

By law, Mynt Lounge owners may open another club at a different location at any time. It's unclear at this time if they plan to do so.

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