RARA-AVIS: bar noir

From: Frederick Zackel (fzackel@wcnet.org)
Date: 19 Jul 2009

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    I just saw this in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Ya gotta love this joint!

    Two arrested, five shot at Cleveland bar; councilman wants it to close

    Posted by Michael Sangiacomo/Plain Dealer Reporter July 16, 2009 07:22AM Categories: Breaking News, Crime, Real Time News

    UPDATED 5:10 p.m.

    CLEVELAND - A 49-year-old Cleveland bar owner was critically injured and four other people hurt early Thursday in a shootout at the Bottom's Up Cafe at East 71st Street and Superior Avenue.

    Carlton Story was in intensive care at Huron Hospital with a gunshot wound to the hip. None of the other victims' injuries were life-threatening. In addition to fighting to regain his health, Story will have to fight to keep his bar open.

    Ward 7 Councilman T.J. Dow said he had planned to ask the owner to voluntarily close and surrender his liquor license. Dow said he was sorry that Story was shot but the incident was the last straw for the night spot.

    "It's been a problem since Fannie Lewis was councilperson for that ward," he said. "I know she tried to shut it down. It has flipped owners several times, but the same problems persist. Neighbors are always complaining about gunfire at the bar, especially at closing time."

    Oh, there's more, but ... haHA! Love it!

    Bottom's up, gents!

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