SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield nightclub will be temporarily shutting down, following a meeting between an owner of the club and the city’s director of licensing, a spokesperson for Mayor Domenic Sarno said.
Director of Communications James Leydon notified 22News that Lux nightclub on Worthington Street will cease operations on Thursday.
According to Leydon, Director of Licensing Alesia Days met with Paul Ramesh, who is in the process of selling the club to Sherwood Jarrett, who is overseeing Lux’s day-to-day operations with Gabriel Reyes.
“Attorney Alesia Days has indicated that the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has raised administrative issues with the pending transfer to Mr. Jarrett. Until these issues are resolved, Lux nightclub will remain closed,” Leydon wrote in a statement sent to 22News.
The issue will be on the agenda at Thursday evening’s License Commission meeting.
The nightclub on lower Worthington Street received attention twice this week, first after a shooting outside the club over the weekend, and again on Tuesday when an assistant city solicitor issued a cease-and-desist order regarding an upcoming event there.