MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Printer’s Alley, a business that was closed as a public nuisance in late 2019, is facing another closure for violating a consent agreement to address the original closure.
The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office says Printer’s Alley was closed in September 2019 after drawing numerous complaints from nearby residents. An investigation into the business showed a pattern of narcotics trafficking, unlicensed liquor sales and other criminal activity from 2015 to 2018.
This closure comes after Printer’s Alley was allowed to reopen the following December under conditions, including having full-time security, staying accessible to police and limiting hours of operation to 7 p.m. to 3:15 a.m. according to the DA’s office.
Police who responded to a complaint at the business on New Year’s Day say they found cars parked in front of the bar and heard music coming from inside. Officers were in the area between 5 and 8 a.m.
The DA’s office says the officers reported there was no security guard, the windows were covered and the front and back doors were locked.
Printer’s Alley owners are set to appear in Environmental Court on Tuesday.