Updated: 6:26 a.m. Sunday, May 12, 2013 | Posted: 7:36 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013
HUBER HEIGHTS —
The history of Heat Nightclub
Summer 2010: Huber Heights City Council objects to Heat Nightclub’s application for a liquor license to open within the city. The Ohio Liquor Control Commission later approves the license after club owners file an appeal.
November 2010: Heat Nightclub opens at 6115 Brandt Pike.
July 2011: Evan Dixon, 24, is shot in the club’s parking lot about 2:30 a.m. after a fight apparently starts inside the club and spills out into the parking lot.
March 2012: Council unanimously objects to Heat Nightclub’s liquor license renewal because of excessive police calls to the establishment, and files the objection with the Ohio Division of Liquor Control.
Oct. 24, 2012: Based on a hearing July 31, the Division of Liquor Control rejects Heat Nightclub’s liquor license renewal. The nightclub appeals the division’s decision with the state commission.
November 2012: The city files a pair of objections with the state commission requesting that Heat Nightclub not be permitted to sell alcohol.
Nov. 3, 2012: A large brawl ensues at Heat Nightclub that includes gunshots. No injuries were reported and no one was arrested. Police later found four .40-caliber shell casings in the parking lot.
Nov. 9, 2012: The LCC denies Heat Nightclub’s request to continue operating with a liquor license during the appeal process.
December 2012: The LCC reverses the Division of Liquor Control’s decision and allows a liquor license for the club. Huber Heights appeals that decision in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court.
April 2013: A Franklin County Common Pleas Court judge upholds the LCC’s decision.
Saturday: An early morning shooting outside Heat Nightclub leaves one man dead and two others injured.
Sunday: Huber Heights police confirm the second victim, Keenan Hall, 20, of Dayton has died after he was shot.
The Dayton Daily News has been covering Heat Nightclub’s troubles ever since Huber Heights City Council objected to its liquor license renewal in March 2012. We will continue to follow this story closely and bring you the latest updates as they develop.