On Wednesday Jan. 16, General Sessions Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter ordered the shut down of Club Crave permanently. The shut down of Crave Nightclub and Lounge comes following a triple shooting which took place Christmas Eve which left one dead and a patron trampled on, as reported on MemphisRap.com.
According to the order, the location for 380 Beale St will no longer be the spot for twin brothers, Randy and Rodney Williams, the owners of Double Entity Entertainment LLC, who were responsible for running Club Crave since August of 2011.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich, City of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong deemed the location a public nuisance and called for immediate action to shut it down after filing a public nuisance petition on December 27, 2012, following the never ending violence which were in the vicinity of the club.
Club Crave took the place of Plush Club in August of 2011, which also had a long history of violence and had been shutdown after being a public nuisance. Plush Club left 380 Beale St in 2010 after a nuisance action was filed against it.
Meanwhile, according to Judge Potter, the brothers may no longer run a club with the name “Crave” or “Club Crave.” In addition, the two cannot promote, manage or operate any of the events they promoted at Club Crave.
Currently, Mayor Wharton feels this is a victory for everyone.
A second hearing is scheduled February 13th, 2013 for the building owner George Miller, who was also listed on the nuisance petition as to whether he should be able to lease the property to a tenant looking to operate a nightclub at 380 Beale St.