EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCLUB PERMIT REVOCATION
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Charleston Planning Director Says He Plans To Revoke Club Impulse Permit
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jan. 31, 2013 3:25 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 1, 2013 1:01 PM EST
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Charleston's planning director notified the owner of a controversial club that he intends to revoke the establishment's conditional use permit following a stabbing outside the club and what he described as a pattern of other violent crimes.
Dan Vriendt, planning director for the Charleston Planning Department, said in a letter Thursday to Club Impulse owner Janet Amores that he intends to revoke the club's permit in 10 days. The letter follows a stabbing that occurred outside the club on Sunday. The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration already suspended the club's liquor license for 10 days.
"The history of incidents involving Impulse and its patrons evidences a pattern and practice of Impulse's unwillingness or inability to provide adequate security and oversight of its premises and patrons and a lack of restraint when serving patrons alcohol and/or in monitoring levels of intoxication," Vriendt said in the letter. "It is also notable that Impulse is not the upscale, professional and safe environment that it was represented to be when the conditional use permit was applied for and granted."
Vriendt said in the letter that revocations may be appealed to the Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals by filing an application with his office within 30 days of receipt of the letter.
Police arrested a man in connection with the stabbing. A University of Charleston football player was wounded in the incident and is being treated at a local hospital.
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