UC club shut down
Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 7:21 pm
The Messenger, January 23, 2012
A Union City club was shut down Saturday after police conducted a check of the establishment.
Police were conducting a check of the Railroad Street Club when an investigator reported he detected an odor of burning marijuana throughout the club upon entering, according to a Union City Police Department report.
The investigator reported he checked behind the bar and observed three bottles of liquor in a partially-open cabinet behind the bar, with an employee standing there. The employee told police it was liquor that patrons had brought in, but they were keeping behind the bar.
The investigator and patrol officers had warned the manager/owner the previous weekend about having alcohol behind the bar for either sale or giveaway, according to the report.
While checking the rest of the club, the investigator observed marijuana blunt shavings in several locations and allegedly found a marijuana blunt in one of the ashtrays on a table. At that time, the lights were turned on, the music was turned off and the club was shut down, according to the report.
The manager/owner asked police what he could do to make things run legally since he is trying to run a clean business. Police investigator Chris Cummings reported he was not aware of any business license for the club either and reported he will follow up with City Hall in reference to a business license or the need for one.