2 Knoxville night clubs shut down as 'havens of criminal activity'

(WBIR) Two Knoxville night clubs are the latest businesses to shut down under the state's nuisance law.

District Attorney General Randy Nichols announced Thursday that KPD officers closed La Rumba Restaurant and Bar on Chambliss Avenue and Millennium Night Club and Bar on South Mohican Street because of increasingly violent behavior related to the clubs.

General Nichols filed the petitions for closure, which were approved by Judge Bob McGee. They outline the investigation, which found drug use, fighting, drunkenness, alcohol abuse, and extremely violent behavior connected to the two clubs.

Since April 2008, investigators said La Rumba has been the scene for 471 calls to 911. Millennium was the site of 107 calls for service since October 2011.

General Nichols called the businesses "havens of criminal activity and dangers to the surrounding community."

These closings are the 41st and 42nd closures by the DAG and KPD under the nuisance law, in their ongoing work to make neighborhoods safer.


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