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Demolition to begin on defunct Fayetteville nightclub

Posted January 21, 2015

The Palomino Night Club, 2869 Owen Drive in Fayetteville, has come under scrutiny by city authorities for its history of violence.

— Fayetteville officials said Wednesday that crews will begin demolishing a defunct Owen Drive nightclub that was once considered a nuisance.

The city authorized demolition of the former Palomino last year, but action was delayed to give another tenant in the same strip mall time to relocate. Asbestos removal is complete in the building, and the contractor will take it down this week.

“This dangerous and unsightly structure has been a blighting influence on the Massey Hill neighborhood for years,” officials said in a statement.

In 2009, the city sued to take possession of the club after two deadly shootings on the premises.

The demolition will cost $291,411, which will become a lien on the property to be collected through foreclosure or sale.


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  • Christopher Byrne Jan 21, 2015
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    Thank goodness! 1 strip-mall down, the rest of the city to go..... Blight!

  • Dubble EE Jan 21, 2015

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    Yep....'Drunken English'

  • Steve Pow Jan 21, 2015
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    DO NOT DEFAME the name of the palomino...it was a GREAT club...the PROBLEM CHILDREN ALL WENT TO SOUTH BEACH..which unfortunately was connected...never issues at palomino..fights stabbings.shootings..ALL AT SOUTH BEACH...my money is was due to the demographs of the patrons...palomino was a "country music" club...south beach was "RAP AND HIP HOP"...case closed