Group of motels seek to re-open their doors - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Lori Brown

Group of motels seek to re-open their doors

A group of motels want to get back open for business. But prosecutors are fighting to keep them closed, saying they're a hotbed of prostitution and drugs.

Four motel owners heard Judge Larry Potter deny each of their attorney's requests Wednesday. The biggest request was to get their motels back open for business.

The question was, open for what kind of business?

Prosecutors said the Bellevue Inn and the Lamplighter Inn on Bellevue and the Garden Inn and Royal Inn on American Way were assisting drug dealers and Prostitutes at their motels.

Their attorney did not want to respond to those allegations.

Prosecutors are hoping that on March 13, the Judge will decide to shut the motels down permanently.

The motel owners will be on trial March 13th.

If the judge decides to shut them down permanently the motel owners would be required sell their properties.

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