Popular Night Club Shut Down

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A popular night club is forced to close it's doors.

Last week two men were shot in the parking lot of the Blackened Moon Concert Hall in Lansing.

On Wednesday, all scheduled concerts there are canceled and chains are on the doors.

Lansing police say the shooting certainly drew attention to what was going on at the club but it seems the reason the club was forced to shut down has more to do with a lease violation.

City officials who didn't want to be identified say the club rented the space as a place to play a charity concert and sell some T-shirts but they say it soon evolved into a full scale venue allowing alcohol and drug use.

We're told that's why the club was given an eviction notice and was shut down.

We talked with Lansing police on Wednesday, they confirm that the permit to run the club was revoked because of the lease violation.

However, it seems fans aren't ready to let it go.One man started a petition last week to re-open the club and already has more than one-thousand signatures.

Antonio Gurgel, started petition to save club: “I was talking to my friends on Facebook and I felt that something needed to be done – we weren't just going to take this sitting down and let the place close and something clicked on my head- I thought, we need to petition the city to let the venue stand.”

We talked with the club's owner on Wednesday, he didn't want to go on camera but says the shut down was a result of a disagreement with police about what permits were need to run a concert hall.

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