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Raleigh to Look at Entertainment Permits At Night Clubs

Posted July 11, 2007

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— A shooting at a Raleigh night club is prompting officials to evaluate the some of the city's night spots.

Tyrone Robert Convington was shot and killed June 25 outside Club Black Tie, located at 3201 New Bern Ave. A second man, Kurtis Michael Richard LeDue, was treated at WakeMed for non-life-threatening injuries.

In the wake of that shooting, the city is reviewing all entertainment permits. Council member Philip Isley wants to know if there are any outstanding violations.

City leaders said if there are violations, the club's permits could be revoked, effectively shutting down an establishment.


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  • jaredg Jul 11, 2007

    AH thanks for the info Dark_Horse. This makes perfect sense then. Like I stated before, a strict dress code and cover charge will usually keep the riff raff out.

  • Arkansas Razorback Jul 11, 2007

    This reminds me of a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

  • Dark_Horse Jul 11, 2007

    jaredg I can tell you that on the nights that they have the most problems the dress code is "come as you are", 18 for women, 21 for men, and no cover. Then the place is packed beyond capacity. That's a perfect storm for trouble.

  • jaredg Jul 11, 2007

    I wonder what their dress code is and how strictly it is enforced. I can't say because I've never been there, but based on previous reports of crime at that establishment, I would bet that they are attracting a "thug" crowd. It's no secret that "thug" mentality and "thug" culture glorifies violence. If this club is attracting that sort of clientele then they can't be surprised when things like this happen. The city should do everyone a favor and shut this place down.

  • jeebk04 Jul 11, 2007

    jaredg, blackties did/does have a dress code. The clothes do not force the behavior.
    And, I agree, bring back Swains! They had the best food, great steaks, potatoes. They even had the servers who would come out and fix your "tater" for you.

  • jaredg Jul 11, 2007

    This is why most decent clubs and bars enforce a strict dress code. No baggy pants, sports wear, hats, work boots, doo rags, etc. Being in the entertainment industry, it's a sad part of the business, but you have to be discriminatory. If a bunch of thugs start coming to your club the good patrons will leave, which can be very costly to the club.

  • RaleighRocks Jul 11, 2007

    Bring back Swain's!

  • jeebk04 Jul 11, 2007

    Nancy, exactly, the "behavior" of the clientele needs to be monitored, agree 100%. There is a distinction between clientele and their behavior. You can't link certain behavior to a certain "clientele". Individual behavior is linked to individuals, so as not to get into judging an entire "clientele" of people based on a few bad apples with bad behavior.

  • Nancy Jul 11, 2007

    "Sorry but there is security all over the place but they are bigger thugs than the club goers"

    So if they hire thugs for security, why do people go there? Are they thugs or thug wannabe's? It would appear the business attracts that level of clientele and those who support it, support the crime it is associated with.

    And at that point, the county/state have the right to protect society and indeed are expected to.

  • 1 of the original Americans Jul 11, 2007

    They should be providing security in the parking lots, as well as inside. Obviously this was not done.

    Sorry but there is security all over the place but they are bigger thugs than the club goers