MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis officials are seeking non-renewal of the night club Karma’s liquor license.

On Friday, the City filed a notice with the state Office of Administrative Hearings, which will set a hearing on the renewal of the club’s liquor license.

At the hearing, both sides will present evidence and, after the meeting, the Administrative Law Judge will make a recommendation to the City Council whether or not it has grounds to refuse to renew the club’s liquor license. The process could take several months.

Since January 2010, the Karma night club in Minneapolis has been the source of 165 police calls for service.

Crimes reported to have been committed in and around the club, located at 315 First Avenue North, are felony and misdemeanor assaults, including assaults against officers, and robberies, according to officials.

Despite the calls for service in and around Karma, downtown Minneapolis remains safe overall and violent crime is dropping, according to city officials.

At Karma’s closing time, the Minneapolis Police Department routinely dedicates 12 patrol officers and 4 to 5 mounted officers to ensuring the safety of patrons and pedestrians nearby.

The police will continue to monitor Karma closely.

Comments (11)
  1. Organize! says:

    Once again The Man oppresses people of color with racist legal authority. The injustice will be avenged. The people united will never be defeated!

    1. Victim Du Jour says:

      My hunch is someone moved people from bigger cities to Minneapolis to help Dayton win the last Election.

      1. Truth says:

        Or you could all just learn to control yourselves.

    2. F-U Brotha Man says:

      Please, dude. This has nothing to do with opression. If you’re a minority these days, you’re so far from opressed it’s not even funny. Talk to your grandfather, he can probably tell you about it. Of course, the difference between you and him is this: he actually WANTED to pursue and education and a well-paying job. YOU go to Karma 4-5 times per week because you have no job and 10 illegitimate kids with 8 women. You get by on food stamps and public assistance (you’re welcome, by the way). The police are paid to arrest criminals. If they happen to be black, so be it. Crime prevention is part of it as well. I don’t see 12 cops and 4-5 mounted patrol in the street in front of Nyes Polonaise when it closes….

  2. What??? says:

    This should have happened a long time ago. The majority of the people that go here are just animals and the police records do not even say the half of it. People get assaulted all the time inside this club and then it is reported as they fell or that it was an “accident” on the dance floor. “12 patrol officers and 4 to 5 mounted officers” just for this 1 club, that should tell you something right there. Either shut it down or make the club pay for the police that they use like bouncers since the club cannot make the establishment a safe place to be at closing even if you did not go to the club that night. You could be walking from another place and the crowd of people that exit will mess with you. This is a great place to view the next generation of MN most wanted.

    1. Shut it down! says:

      Agreed…sounds like the club is home to a bunch of worthless animals……BURN IT DOWN!!!!

  3. Brian says:

    Yes but before you burn it down, wait ’till it’s full and lock all the exits. Now you’re solving problems beyond Karma Club!! Holla..

  4. Shamiqua Laquita LaQuaQua Shanice Shawonda Johnston says:

    If they take away thay likka lisense, where am I supposed to party at?

  5. OOICU812 says:

    So this is where all the “regulars” from the BC Night Club go now! I was at BC opening night with the 93X and the X-Girls and that was the only good and safe night they had the few short months they were open.

  6. fred says:

    why shut it down?……this will scatter troublemakers all over the city. pretty soon most of the bars in minneapolis will be a little more like karma. leave it open and send in some more police at closing time.

  7. JKB says:

    This club should have been shut down a LONG time ago ! 165 times the cops have been called in to break up fights, assaults etc. It is the owners responsibility to run an establishment that is safe for all customers. Once you condone misbehavior the likliness of it taking over an establishment is high, and attracts all the troublemakers. If the club owners wont make changes on their own to clean up what they have condoned, the city should take the matter into their hands and close it down! Let the troublemakers find a new home. If they invade another establishment, then that owner should changes his way of doing business or feel the arm of the law also. Doesnt your city have ordinances to cover this? Bars and clubs have a limit of ten police calls, if by then the place isnt cleaned up, theyre closed or license is revoked until noticable changes have taken place. There is no reason all patrons cant enjoy their surroundings without feeling safe.

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