Is a New Nightclub Opening Where The Rose Supper Club Used to Be?
The Montgomery City Council will consider approving a liquor license for a nightclub in the downtown area where the former Rose Supper Club used to be.
While the sign still hangs on the empty brick building, some thought when The Rose Supper Club lost its liquor license in January, it was the end of the Montgomery nightclub.
But months later, Alabama News Network noticed a new sign posted on front door. A bar called The Flightt has given notice that its applying for a liquor license.
"From my understanding the bar manager is who applied for the new license," says Lt. Darick Wilson with the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Wilson has been told the bar is under new management.
"The owner of the building is the only thing that stayed the same," he says.
Two men were fatally shot in 2007 and 2008 at The Rose Supper Club, and in December, a shooting left six people in the hospital.
Some community members like Rudy Foster are concerned that opening a bar in the same building will bring back the violence.
"I would think so, just based on the area it's in," says Foster.
But some say a new name will bring change.
"Many people were hurt the Rose was closed, so I think people will go in with a better outlook like we maybe need to calm down," says Kayla Matthews.
"I don't think there is really going to be as much violence," says Charles Pruitt.
The city council will hear the arguments Tuesday night. If they grant The Flightt a liquor license, the ABC board will follow suit.
"They could be open selling alcohol as early as Thursday," says Wilson.
The Flightt is in City Councilman Tracy Larkin's district. He says he's received no complaints from the neighborhood association in the area, so he is not opposed to nightclub receiving a license.
Alabama News Network has tried reaching out to owner of The Flightt, but the employee who answered the phone told us he did not have the owner's phone number.
If the city council does not grant The Flightt a liquor license, the owner can appeal the decision to the circuit court.
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