KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The owner of a Crossroads bar has agreed to close for 45 days after the weekend murder of a minor who had been inside the establishment.
Gary Majors is the director of Kansas City’s Regulated Industries Division, which oversees the liquor licenses of all bars and restaurants in Kansas City. He says Balanca’s violated their liquor license by allowing 20-year-old Jeremy Mott inside the bar Friday night.
Mott was shot to death after witnesses say a fight that broke out inside the club, 1809 Grand, spilled into the streets around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
Majors says he met with Balanca’s owner Lori Burroughs and her attorney Thursday and they agreed to the 45-day suspension, rather than face the possibility of permanently losing the liquor license.
The 45-day suspension began after business hours Thursday night. It will end at 3 a.m. on Nov. 23.