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COMMERCE : City Takes Away Dance Club's License

October 02, 1994|SIMON ROMERO

In an effort to curtail what it called "ongoing violations of the public peace," the City Administrator's office last week suspended the entertainment license of Michael's, a popular dance club and restaurant.

The license suspension effectively prohibits dancing, live music and disc jockeys at the restaurant, City Administrator Louis Shephard said. Violation of the suspension is a misdemeanor.

The city cited several disruptions at the restaurant in its suspension notice mailed to Michael's, 6309 E. Washington Blvd. Among the incidents cited was a Sept. 24 fracas involving 40 people in the restaurant parking lot.

Employees of Michael's, which has a capacity of 750, considered the suspension unfair, said Frank Perez, a manager at the restaurant.

"The city's just fabricating these accusations--there haven't been any big problems around here," Perez said.

Mike Kay, one of the owners ofMichael's, said the club plans to appeal the suspension.

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