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Hearing could lead to closure of Jackson club

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A hearing scheduled for Nov. 30 could result in the permanent closure of a Jackson nightclub deemed a nuisance by city officials.

But the owner of Chuckie's Lounge tells The Clarion-Ledger that some of the city's allegations are unfounded.

Charles Thomas, who opened the bar in 2006, says what's going on is not very fair.

A bar patron was killed in June, prompting the city to file suit against the bar. The city closed the bar in August, a move Thomas said placed a financial burden on his family.

The suit against Chuckie's depicts a troublesome place.

Between March 2009 and July 2010, the suit says Jackson police were called more than a 100 times to the lounge's vicinity.

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