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Crime Crackdown: City Pushes to Halt Troublesome Business

Knockouts’ business license to be suspended following citation.
January 03, 2024

In an effort to enhance public safety downtown, Mayor Tim Keller and City leaders announced actions against Knockouts night club. The City’s Code Enforcement Division has taken steps to suspend Knockouts' business license following violations uncovered during a recent inspection. The nightclub has long been associated with illegal activities, with its operations contributing to a number of criminal incidents on Central Avenue.

“We won’t tolerate blatant disregard for safety in our city,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “While we can’t shut down a private business, we will enforce our laws and do everything in our power to hold problem establishments accountable.” 

On December 22, Code Enforcement conducted a thorough inspection of Knockouts. The establishment failed to produce identification records for all of its adult cabaret entertainers, as mandated by Section 13-15-8 of the Sexually Oriented Business Ordinance. In response to this violation, the City issued an official notice stipulating that, starting January 8, Knockouts' business license will be suspended for a duration of 30 days. 

The City's stance is unequivocal: improper and hazardous business operations place employees, patrons, and the community at large at risk, and such behavior will not be tolerated. The actions taken against Knockouts underscore the commitment to enforcing regulations that safeguard public safety and the well-being of our citizens.