Tavern owner says stricter club rules didn't work in New Orleans, won't work in Tampa
Tampa City Council is proposing new rules for local bars and nightclubs. Among the changes would be excluding 18- to 20-year-olds from Tampa clubs and requiring bars to hire extra duty law enforcement officers based upon venue occupancy.
Joining us to talk about these proposed rules is someone who experienced similar regulations when he owned night clubs in New Orleans. Lux Devoid owns the Mermaid Tavern in Seminole Heights. He attended the city council meeting last Thursday.
He says the rules in New Orleans contributed to police corruption, had no effect on violence and eventually were overturned.