In a letter dated Nov. 9, the liquor commission denied the bar’s motion. According to Assistant Dayton City Attorney Shannon Potts, that means the Oct. 1 renewal denial is now in effect and the bar can no longer operate a liquor-permit business.
Representatives for Club Envy could not be reached Thursday for comment on the decision.
At a hearing earlier this year, property owner Demetrius Wright argued that the club was not noisy and kept the streets and parking lot clean.
The liquor commission’s decision came just days after Jason Dashaun Shern pleaded guilty to murder in the 2011 shooting of Central State University football player Kordero Hunter at the club. Shern was sentenced Nov. 13 to 15 years to life in prison. Two others were injured in the melee.
In the aftermath of Hunter’s death, the club changed its name, but violent incidents have continued to plague the business.
In June, a fight spilled out of the club into the streets, and a 20-year-old theft suspect had to be subdued with a Taser by Dayton police. In September, a Dayton police officer was punched while trying to help security officers break up a brawl.
On the same day that the court took Shern’s plea deal, 28-year-old Jonathan Winn was arrested for having a handgun inside the club.
“At the end of the day, a lot of money was spent trying to bring them around and keep them,” said William Parsons, the police department’s downtown crime prevention officer. “We don’t like to have a business close down. We want to have a vibrant, engaging nightlife downtown, but it has to be safe.”