The application has been tabled before. And in Tuesday’s city commission meeting, Brad Nelson hoped he would get it, a retail liquor license so he could open Club Imagination. But that's not going to happen, not for now.
According to sources, it's a history that includes repeated calls to the police because of customers bad behavior and complaints from neighboring businesses. But business owners in the area we spoke with say they don't have a problem with Club Imagination. Not at all. But what they do have a problem with was the old club's crowd.
Lashae Lane owns Sheneeda Do Hair Salon, says it’s true she's had problems with the previous building tenants, but that was then. Now the words that read "opening soon" on the Ross Clark Circle marquee, might have to stay up a little longer, until the city commission sorts out some questions.
Nelson says he's not waiting for the commission because he's going to first circuit court, and he also owns another bar in town and says he hasn't had any problems in the past. Still, Mayor Thomas can't give a reason why the city commission turned down the application.