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Council to vote on liquor permit renewal for two bars

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O-Fives Bar and Grill is one location council may object to receiving a liquor permit renewal. O-Fives Bar and Grill is one location council may object to receiving a liquor permit renewal.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A Toledo City Council committee is recommending the city files objections with the state for liquor permits being renewed at the O-Fives Bar and Grill on Starr Avenue, and at Remy's Gentlemen's Club on Matzinger Road.

Even though O-Fives has been closed since December, Toledo Police said it was a major trouble spot when it was open. Police informed council in 2012 there were 45 calls for service and 44 crime reports on file at that location for assaults, fights, disorderly conduct, drug offenses, public indecency and noise complaints.

Police informed council there have been 32 calls for service to Remy's since 2012, including six people being shot and a recent search warrant being executed as the result of vice detectives buying drugs from employees on two different occasions.

Councilman Mike Collins said a vote to file the objections will be taken in 2 weeks.

"There are some major issues as it relates to the appropriate operations of a liquor permit premise," he said.

An objection from the state does not guarantee the state will not renew a permit, but it does result in a state hearing with the permit holder to determine the future of that permit.

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