Club had been location of numerous crimes, including murder
Harris County Attorney Ryan has won a temporary restraining order closing down an unlicensed club that was the scene of many serious criminal offenses, including a murder. The lawsuit against Club Life at 3704 Fannin also accuses the club of selling alcohol without a state license.
Judge Sylvia A. Matthews of the 215th District Court ordered the club closed in an order signed March 20, after the County Attorney filed a lawsuit which outlines the numerous crimes that have been committed at the club. These include a murder late last year where police found 30 shell casings outside the club, assaults by both club employees and customers, sexual assault and weapons offenses. Club Life does not have a permit to sell alcohol from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, yet it continues to sell alcohol and advertises that it sells alcohol.
“Club Life is a danger to the patrons, employees, residents living nearby, and to law enforcement,” said County Attorney Ryan. “The frequent assaults and liquor violations result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries and incidents that harm the public.”
Defendants are the owners and operators of the club, the owner of the property where it is located, as well as the property itself. Sticky Productions LLC, which is employed by Club Life to promote the club, is also a defendant in the suit. Sticky Productions was a defendant in a previous lawsuit involving a club called Limelight and was ordered to stop promoting Limelight.
A hearing is set for March 30 in the 215th District Court.