The owner of Lux Nightclub announced he will voluntarily cease operation Thursday after a pro-active meeting with Springfield Director of Licensing.
The current Lux owner, Paul Ramesh, is in the process of selling the club to Sherwood Jarrett, who is currently overseeing club operations.
Springfield Director of Licensing Attorney Alesia Days said the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission recently raised administrative issues with the pending sale to Jarrett. Lux will remain closed until the problems are resolved.
The matter will be on the agenda at the next license commission meeting on Thursday in Springfield City Hall.
The Worthington Street club was the scene of one of several shootings in Springfield over the weekend. The city's law department Wednesday ordered them to cease and desist for an entirely separate violation, though. City officials learned of a planned event being promoted for April 26 at the Worthington Street bar.
City officials told CBS 3 the advertising for the event offers reduced cover charges for women along with drink specials to patrons, but regulations prohibit discrimination based upon sex.
The notice that was sent to the club owner stated that if Lux didn't comply, their alcohol and entertainment license could be revoked.
Five people were shot over the weekend. One shooting took place outside the nightclub.
Sherwood Jarrett said during an interview outside the nightclub over the weekend that Mayor Domenic Sarno should get to know the city's bar owners.
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