(Plain Press, April 2011) Following up on an objection filed by Cleveland City Council, the Ohio Division of Liquor Control denied renewal of the liquor permit of Club Argos, 2030 – 2032 W. 25h. The Ohio Division of Liquor Control issued a letter to the liquor permit holder, the Gridlock Company, notifying its Chief Executive Officer of the Board’s decision and the grounds for the decision.
One of the reasons for denying the renewal is an improper attempt to transfer the permit to a new owner (Jeffrey Walling) without consent of the Ohio Division of Liquor Control.
The other reasons listed had to do with the operation of the club. The letter mailed March 3, 2011 stated, “According to the Cleveland Police, fights, loud noise, disturbances, and other problems emanate from these permit premises. From January 1, 2009 to January 17, 2011, there were 54 calls for police services directed to this location. Most of these offenses involved fights, disturbances, assaults and disorderly conduct.”
Club Argos has the right to appeal the ruling to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission. The appeal must be made within 30 days of the mailing date of the letter from the Ohio Division of Liquor Control.