Warren night spot shut down temporarily - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Updated

Warren night spot shut down temporarily

Posted: Updated:

WARREN, Ohio - A new Warren business is ordered to shut down, at least temporarily, just days after its grand opening.

Warren city leaders have taken swift action, posting a brightly colored cease and desist order on the front door of the old warehouse at 2226 McMyler Street NW.

The unmarked building opened as Stiletto's private club on Saturday, and Warren officials say the business also opened without the proper occupancy permit.

"They are not to use or occupy the building until such time as they get the appropriate permits for the occupancy, which includes providing the construction drawings to the Warren City Building Department as to how the business will be laid out for this particular usage," said Warren Law Director Greg Hicks.

Occupancy permits are critical to make sure that the public is protected, especially when one type of business is transformed into another; like a former warehouse that has become a nightclub of sorts.

Safety could become an issue in the unfortunate event of a fire or some type of other emergency, Hicks said

"If you're going to have 200 people in here to watch a band for example, darn it, you need enough exits. But until they file for permits, for that occupancy, that's when we'll know what it is and if there's any additional concerns regarding zoning, regarding the health department, regarding any other agencies," Hicks said.

The business sits in an old gray warehouse across the street from a residential neighborhood, and the club has been advertised on the web offering patrons a dip in the hot tub, stripper poles and allegedly hoping to attract those interested in a "swing life style."

Calls to the owner of the business to find out exactly what the building is being used for were not returned.

Warren 7th Ward Councilman Eddie Colbert says, "I'm not concerned with what type of club it is at this time. I'm more concerned with the idea that you will not do business within our city if you are not pulling the proper permits, and licenses to operate that business."

Council President Bob Dean is pleased with the city's quick actions to protect the public. But he wants to remind everyone that the city is very business friendly, and will only shut a business down if they don't do the right thing.

"I'm really concerned that when they start hearing these stories that they shut this bar down in Warren and they shut that club down in Warren, that we'll get the reputation for not being business friendly. But you know our mayor is the most business friendly on the planet. But we're going to weed out the bad ones, and keep the good ones," Dean said.

For now, Warren officials say the priority is to make sure that the business has the right permits to open in the city.

As for the type of business that's being operated, the law director says he'll have a better idea when the owner applies for the permits, "I'm not here to judge moralistic issues, I'm only here dealing with legal issues. Obviously, if any of the activities are illegal, they will be dealt with," Hicks said.

  • SpotlightSpotlightMore>>

  • Updated

    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:04:57 GMT
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark,More >>
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark, presented by Stanley E. Shearer with Northwestern Mutual and 21 WFMJ on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Eastwood Field.More >>
  • Around the WebMore>>

  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly...More >>
    The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.More >>
  • Low of 19 degrees in Toledo breaks 139-year record

    Low of 19 degrees in Toledo breaks 139-year record

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:34:39 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Winter temperatures are refusing to go away in northwestern Ohio. The thermometer dropped to 19 degrees in Toledo Wednesday morning, breaking a 139-year-old record for the same dateMore >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Winter temperatures are refusing to go away in northwestern Ohio. The thermometer dropped to 19 degrees in Toledo Wednesday morning, breaking a 139-year-old record for the same dateMore >>
  • Break-in suspect rescued from Ohio restaurant vent

    Break-in suspect rescued from Ohio restaurant vent

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:26:35 GMT
    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Police say an Ohio man suspected of breaking into a restaurant overnight became stuck in a ventilation duct, triggered a fire alarm and had to be rescued by emergency responders. TheMore >>
    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Police say an Ohio man suspected of breaking into a restaurant overnight became stuck in a ventilation duct, triggered a fire alarm and had to be rescued by emergency responders. TheMore >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms