Liquor board shutters Club 410
Club 410 is finished.
The troubled bar on the 4500 block of Belair Road, which had already been padlocked by police, had its license indefinitely suspended by the liquor board yesterday. The board returned the license to the creditor and ordered the creditor to move the license out of the neighborhood, chairman Stephan Fogleman said.
"People have to have a little safety and peace when they have a beer," Fogleman said.
They certainly didn't get much of either when Club 410 was open ...
Remember this laundry list of violations brought against the club?
Half the charges were dismissed, Fogleman said. But in yesterday's hearing, it was revealed that a convicted felon named Vernon Harris had a financial stake in the club. That's a big no-no, which made the board's decision to shutter the club even easier.
Here are some more details, courtesy of this piece by Sun reporter Brent Jones:
The club's licensees, Andrea Huff and Scott Brooks, testified that they were not the ones running the day-to-day operations of the club, but Commissioner Stephan Fogleman said, "When you have no administration and you allow for gross negligence, you will be held responsible."
Huff works in the city's 311 call center, and Brooks is a city schools employee. The former manager of the club, Tomeka Harris, was part of a federal indictment that included 24 people who authorities believe are leaders or associates of the Black Guerrilla Family prison gang. Authorities claimed the club was a gang hangout.