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Police urge city to deny proposed nightclub

Winnipeg police are urging the city to deny an application for a new nightclub.

The applicant currently owns the Blue Nile Restaurant at 510 Sargent Avenue in the West End.

Police say they’ve become all too familiar with that venue due to violent incidents in the last two years.

“These include, but are not limited to shootings, shots being fired, guns seen, stabbings, weapons offenses, drug offenses, fights, noise complaints, and numerous liquor violations under the previous Liquor Control Act and the current Liquor and Gaming Control Act.”

The new venue is proposed for the former Rift Valley Restaurant at 626 Sargent Ave.

It would include a 350-seat restaurant, banquet space, rooftop patio, and a nightclub for 400 guests.

The space was previously occupied by Royal Canadian Legion.

The proposal will be heard by the Board of Adjustment at City Hall on Wednesday.

You can view the Public Hearing agenda here.

—ANDREW McCREA, MyToba.ca

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Andrew McCrea is a hard news junkie with a passion for crime reporting. He studied business, media production, and journalism at Red River College earning two diplomas. McCrea also loves cinema, creative writing, and programming websites and software.
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