While Huber Heights residents expressed outrage Monday night about a bar where two young men were gunned down two days earlier, the club’s owner vowed to keep it open.
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The Dayton Daily News has covered Heat Nighclub’s troubles since Huber Heights City Council first objected its liquor license renewal in March 2012. We will continue to follow this story closely and bring the latest updates as they develop.
Bars and trouble
Other recent cases involving bars that were shut down in the Dayton area.
Higgins Station, Trotwood
Sept. 26, 2009, man fatally beaten in parking lot, the second homicide in the bar’s parking lot in 10 months. Oct. 29 judge rules the bar a public nuisance and closes bar for one year. The bar never re-opens.
Big E Bar
April 1, 2011: Shootout leaves one dead and three wounded. City Commission objects to renewal of bar’s liquor license. Bar closes.
88 Club, Dayton
April 21, 2011: After numerous disturbances, City Commission objects to the renewal of the club’s liquor license. July 13, club and furnishings sold in an online auction.
A List, Dayton
Sept. 22, 2011: Central State University student shot outside the lounge. April 25, 2012, the City Commission files an objection to the renewal of the lounge’s liquor license.
March 31, 2012, bartender shot. At the time, police said they were building a case to pull the downtown nightspot’s liquor license. April 25, City Commission files objection to renewal of the nightspot’s licence. The owner later shut down the nightspot and auctioned off the property.
Leo’s II, Trotwood
April 15, 2012, two men — one an undercover Dayton officer — shot in the parking lot. May 18 bar closes doors just prior to court hearing to declare it a public nuisance. Both victims recovered.