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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – A member of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council is looking out a enterprise after reviews of prison exercise.

Alongside Scotland Avenue close to Blues Freeway sits Vince’s Liquor Retailer, which retains busy with prospects coming and going, however some say they’re not at all times one of the best form.

“A number of reviews, not solely to me however BRPD of preventing, of loud music, of prostitution or drug transactions,” mentioned Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks.

Banks, together with the Baton Rouge Police Division and the Workplace of Alcoholic Beverage Management, is looking a group assembly to debate whether or not or not Vince’s Liquor Retailer wants to shut its doorways.

“I don’t know if the proprietor understands that they’re nonetheless accountable for … that the proprietor understands that they’re nonetheless accountable for these sorts of behaviors. They nonetheless should set some type of course of what’s allowed and what’s not allowed,” added Banks.

Banks defined that numerous instances individuals are going into the shop, shopping for alcohol, after which inflicting bother exterior on the road afterward. An try was made to get Vince’s Liquor Retailer’s facet of the story however nobody received again to us.

Prior to now six months, close to Vince’s, there have been two shootings, one in all which took the lifetime of a 17-year-old.

“It’s undoubtedly the streetwalkers, and it’s occurring all by way of the day and night time,” mentioned one enterprise proprietor, who additionally opens his doorways to prospects on Scotland Ave. “The policemen cross by now and again however I simply assume they should be out within the discipline.”

Some enterprise house owners consider shutting down the liquor retailer wouldn’t remedy the issue.

“I don’t assume they need to shut it down. I don’t assume it has something to do with the shop. I feel we want extra policemen out working,” added a enterprise proprietor.

The group assembly will happen on Tuesday, Aug. 23, on the Better Mount Carmel Baptist Church beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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