Legacy Lounge files appeal after Norfolk City Council revokes license

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The owners of Legacy Lounge have filed court documents, seeking an appeal after the Norfolk City Council revoked the nightclub’s conditional use license (CUP).

In the paperwork, Legacy Lounge asks the court to declare Norfolk City Council’s actions illegal.

See court documents here

The latest comes just over a week after the city council closed the nightclub due to violence concerns. In a 7-1 vote on September 14, the city council revoked Legacy Lounge’s CUP after approximately two months of operation.

A spokesperson for Legacy Lounge said the revocation “effectively terminated all business operations and approximately two dozen jobs.”

The decision to appeal is made in the hope that this process will resemble transparency and fairness. They maintain a standing invitation to dialogue with City Council, City management and the surrounding downtown community.

Marcus Calabrese, Image Capital Group

City attorney staff said the nightclub violated its CUP the night of a quadruple filming outside of Legacy when they had no marked security. One of the four people injured in the shooting was a Norfolk sheriff’s deputy.

“Legacy’s Conditional Use Permit (CUP) requires it to provide uniformed security guards to control and contain patrons, and to peacefully and effectively resolve hazardous situations to prevent injury,” Chris said. Jones, spokesman for the city of Norfolk.

A lawyer for the restaurant told council members the incident was isolated and the club had committed no offence.

The inheritance is the third nightclub closed by city council in past year.

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