Nightclub owners voice concerns over proposed security ordinance
Published: February 21,2012
HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg nightclub and bar owners say many smaller nightspots would be put out of business by a proposal to require on-site parking lots and at least three guards at every bar.
The Hattiesburg American reports the City Council has scheduled a public meeting March 5 to hear public concerns.
Ben Shemper, owner of Benny’s Boom Boom Room in downtown Hattiesburg, says the ordinance is aimed at one club where there have been several shootings over the past couple of years.
The ordinance would require two onsite parking places for every five occupants, and at least three private security guards — at least two in the parking lot and at least one indoor guard with a hand metal detector for every 75 patrons.
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