Bar owners convince Tampa City Council to hold off on large nightclub rules
Tampa has been working on an ordinance regulating large Ybor City nightclubs for months, but after hearing from frustrated bar owners Thursday, its on hold again.
The city wants to avoid repeating violations and aggression that came to a head in shootings two years ago.
But during public comment several bar owners said irresponsible owners were no longer around. Dave Hundley owns The Orpheum nightclub in Ybor and establishments in St. Petersburg.
Despite Thursdays stalemate, City Council will hold a workshop on a large nightclub ordinance next Thursday. Several Council members suggested applying rules citywide instead of just in Ybor City.comments powered by Disqus