City officials say security at night club isn't doing enough to curb violence
Eric Schultz , Posted by: Sam Hartle
6:23 PM, Sep 21, 2010
1:02 PM, Sep 22, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A Kansas City club is in the crosshairs of city officials after
a number of recent shootings have left at least one person injured
and patrons asking for help.
Kansas City’s division of regulated industries is in
charge of overseeing some of the incidents at the club, but the
agency says security at Club NRG – short for energy –
isn’t doing enough to break it up.
“One individual told me a story about looking over the
edge of his balcony and seeing a couple of people urinating on his
building,” said Gary Majors of the city’s Regulated
According to the condo resident, the man started throwing rocks
when he was asked stop.
The man, according to witnesses, had been drinking at the club,
located at 220 Admiral Blvd.
The problems, and more serious ones like shootings, have plagued
the club since it opened in 2008. In the spring of 2009, the club
reported four aggravated assaults in just one month, one of them
included an incident where four people were shot.
It was after that the club, then known as Club NV, lost its
liquor license and shut down for five months. It re-opened last
October as Club NRG, but the violence has continued.
Neighbors have video-taped several fights, and this past
weekend, a shooting near the club left one man with a gunshot wound
in his buttocks. Police believe the shooting was connected to the
Authorities have dispatched more officers around the bar, but
doing so has drained manpower from other spots.
“In any given night, if you have six to eight officers at
one bar, it obviously limits your resources elsewhere in the
community,” said Major Wayne Stewart of the Kansas City
Police Department. “And that includes the neighborhoods that
aren’t part of the bar scene.”
The city’s liquor control agency has already cracked down
on the club. The owners have until November 30th to sell the club
or lose his license again.